“I strongly endorse the LiveWell Program, which has helped so many individuals to deal with their persistent depression and anxiety. I would certainly refer my patients to attend the LiveWell support groups."

     -- Dr. Aaron T. Beck, MD, the 'father' of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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"If we acknowledge that surviving depression requires a special toughness, we will not see depressed people as a broken legion, but as a resource who can teach us all something about overcoming adversity."  

 

-- Jonathan Rottenberg, Ph.D., Psychology Today

Why We Do What We Do

Addressing a public health crisis

Every year, approximately one out of five American adults will experience at least one major depressive episode. Yet over 70% of those who are suffering receive no treatment -- with cost and accessibility being major barriers to care.​ 
 
Untreated depression is the leading cause of suicide; and another American dies by suicide every 12.4 minutes. Major Depressive Disorder is also the leading cause of disability in the U.S., with depression’s annual toll on U.S. businesses amounting to about $80 billion per year. Read more
 

What We Do

Guided Self-Care Works!

Peer-led interventions are not only a cost effective way to reach a wide and diverse population, but research shows they are also proven to be as effective as psychotherapy for the longterm treatment of depression. 
 
The LiveWell Foundation is helping to address this critical public health crisis through no-cost and easy-to-access, community-based, support groups -- and working to ensure that peer support and behavioral health psychoeducation  become a routine part of depression treatment.

What Makes Us Unique

Addressing a public health crisis

Peer-led interventions are not only a cost effective way to reach a wide and diverse population, but research shows they are also proven to be as effective as psychotherapy for the longterm treatment of depression. 
 
 

24-Hour Crisis Support

IIf you are afraid of hurting yourself (or others), or in the midst of a mental health crisis, please call a 24-hour line to speak to a caring and trained person, and/or call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.  

LWF does not provide emergency services.  

Text 'TALK' to 741741

Connect to Crisis Counselor

1-215-686-4420

Philly Suicide/Crisis 

1-800-273-8255​

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

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for various hotlines