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Helping people recover and live well with depression and its co-occurring issues

 

How it works

 
 

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All groups are FREE & CONFIDENTIAL.  No insurance, diagnosis, or registration required.

 

Online groups are on U.S./Eastern time, and open about five minutes prior to the start time.

 

BEFORE LOGGING ON:  To see if a LiveWell group is right for you, please read our FAQ's below.

LiveWell Support Group

TUESDAYS 7:00PM

 

Easy access via zoom link:

 

 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89980271986
 

This 75-minute support group follows the standard LiveWell format: a brief introduction, a topic or strategy-related discussion, and a group reflection. 

 

Learn new skills for reducing your own symptoms and/or relapses of depression and its related mental health issues, and for increasing wellbeing. (Ages 19+)

'Speak Your Mind' Support Group

 

Featuring inspiring speakers who are living well 

1st WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH 7:30PM

 (Sept 2, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2) 

Zoom Meeting ID: 860 449 7213

Password:  217373

 

Co-hosted with NAMI/Philadelphia, this inspiring group features a new peer speaker living well with depression or anxiety every month. 

 

Then join the group in a dynamic, thought-provoking, and helpful discussion.

'Check-in/Check-up' Support Group

 

Managing depression & co-occurring issues

 

 

THURSDAYS 7:00PM

 

Easy access via zoom link:

  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86957381176

This 75-minute support group is dedicated to managing depression and its co-occurring mental health issues of substance use and/or anxiety.

Think of this group as an ongoing opportunity to check-in with supportive peers, and to give yourself a weekly mental health check-up.

LiveWell Support Group

SUNDAYS 11:00AM

 

Easy access via zoom link:

 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84027876834

This 75-minute support group follows the standard LiveWell format: a brief introduction, a topic or strategy-related discussion, and a group reflection. 

 

Learn new skills for reducing your own symptoms and/or relapses of depression and its related mental health issues, and for increasing wellbeing. (Ages 19+)

What is LiveWell?

The peer-led behavioral health program endorsed by world-renowned mental health experts!

The LiveWell Program© is designed to educate, inspire, and empower YOU to take control of your own depression treatment and ongoing mental health care.  

Our program design (backed by science!) 

Our innovative and effective program is strategically designed to teach you the skills you need to reduce your own symptoms and relapses of depression (and its co-occurring health issues), and to increase wellbeing.  

 

Our confidential support groups are led by trained, volunteer peer facilitators -- people from diverse backgrounds and professions with lived experience of depression, recovery, and living well -- and rotate around the LiveWell Strategies: ten evidence-based wellness strategies proven to help people better monitor and manage their own moods, and to maintain good mental health. 

Scientific research shows that peer-led interventions score better than psychotherapy for depression recovery, offering greater levels of self‐efficacy, empowerment, and engagement. And for the longterm treatment of depression, evidence shows that peer support is as effective as psychotherapy.

 

LiveWell Support Group FAQ's

How do I know if LiveWell is right for ME?

 
A LiveWell support group is right for you if you are 19+ and can identify with any of the below:​
  • Experience mild to serious depression
  • Experience persistent and/or recurring bouts of depression
  • Have a tendency to socially withdrawal or isolate
  • Experience co-occurring issues of depression, such as anxiety or substance use
  • Find it uncomfortable or have a difficult time talking about depression​
  • Try to hide depression from others 
  • You're feeling well, but value the ongoing support of others for reducing relapses of depression
When a LiveWell group may NOT be right for you:​ 
  • We do not provide emergency mental health support.  If you are in crisis, or afraid of harming yourself (or others), please call the Suicide Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, text 'TALK' to 741741, or go to the nearest emergency room. 

 

Do I have to register or sign up?

No. LiveWell support groups are always open to the public: no insurance, diagnosis, or referral is needed. 

Community groups: just walk in.  Online groups: simply connect via zoom link (see schedule above).

Are the groups really free?

Yes.  (We're a volunteer-run nonprofit organization, so donations are always appreciated.)

Can I attend different groups on different days?

Yes. We know that many people want and need daily support from their peers and community. 

Won't it be depressing to go to a depression support group?

No. In fact, people are often surprised to discover how positive and even uplifting the LiveWell groups can be!

Do I have to talk to people?

No one is ever required to speak, nor will they be prompted to do so. But we always offer a safe, friendly, and supportive environment.

How is confidentiality ensured?

All peers are introduced on a first-name-only basis; and commit to our group promise of confidentiality.

 
 

LiveWell Strategies© 

TALK TO SOMEONE

Talk about mental health, ask for support, and strengthen

your communication skills to help yourself and benefit others.

 

FOCUS ON THE PRESENT MOMENT

Pay attention, on purpose and without judgment, to the present moment.

Recognize your passing thoughts and moods do not define you.

EMPHASIZE YOUR STRENGTHS

Cultivate self-compassion by challenging negative thinking and being confident

in your ability to change the things you can.  Celebrate your own resilience.

DO WHAT YOU CAN, WHEN YOU CAN

Accept the ups and downs of managing your moods. Go at your own pace.

Trust yourself through your unique process of change and growth.

 

GET EDUCATED

Learn about depression and its related health issues,

and be open to all available treatment options.

TAKE ACTION

Get out of your head and into your life by engaging in activities

that support your mental health and personal goals.

 

ANTICIPATE AND PLAN

Identify your depression triggers, and use your

creative problem solving skills, Action Plan, or Crisis Plan.

STAY CONNECTED

Avoid isolating by creating ongoing opportunities to connect

with supportive friends, family, and LiveWell peers.

 

CHALLENGE THE STIGMA OF DEPRESSION

Explore how your culture’s beliefs about depression affect how you think and feel.

Share your unique story to empower yourself and inspire others.

 

LIVE WITH A PURPOSE

Dedicate yourself to things that are meaningful to you, 

and contribute to the mental health of your peers and community.

LiveWell

Foundation

contact@livewell-foundation.org

267.530.3739

PA EIN: 81-4711726

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 

or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741

 

The LiveWell Foundation does not provide emergency services. 

 

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