Free and effective
education and peer support
for depression recovery
and living well
Start today, and learn the skills you need to transform your own life
The peer-led behavioral health program endorsed by world-renowned mental health experts!
Support our volunteer-run nonprofit dedicated to mental health equity.
BY the people, FOR the people
How it Works: Teachers. Physicians. Artists. Lawyers. Your barista. Your company's CEO.
We are a diverse group of people with lived experience of depression, recovery, and living well who are trained to facilitate LiveWell educational-based support groups in our own communities and online.
peer-led wellness program endorsed by leading mental health experts!
"The LiveWell Foundation's work is very important, and should make a real impact on [the treatment of] chronic depression." -- Dr. Aaron T. Beck, MD, the father of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
What sets LiveWell apart?
Increase access to depression support through a wide range of peer-led interventions that are always
free and open to the public.
Transform lives through the LiveWell Program©: a one-of-a-kind, Guided Self-Care curriculum that is strategically designed to empower people to take control of their own depression treatment and ongoing mental health care.
Because of the deep-rooted systemic racism and lack of representaion in the mental health care field, African-Americans are more likely to trust support from their peers than from health care professionals.
Guided Self-Care is an evidence-based practice for the treatment of depression.
Advance prevention, treatment, and recovery peer support services for depression
Advocate for peer-led interventions to become a routine part of depression treatment
Reduce the stigma of depression, and its related mental health issues
“The LiveWell Program 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, 'father' of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
“LiveWell has given me tools to help with my depression. But I can honestly say it changed my whole life."
-- Shira, nurse & support group participant (Philadelphia)
By the people, for the people.
LEADING A NEW CENTURY OF DEPRESSION TREATMENT
And, with the majority of Americans unable to access or afford the therapy and medication they want -- leaving millions of people failed by an expensive private health care system and an overburdened community mental health care system -- peer-led interventions are a cost-effective way to reach a wide and diverse population in need.
Many decades of research proves that peer support is an evidence-based practice for the treatment of depression. In fact, peer support not only performs better than psychotherapy for the recovery process, but it will actually determine the effectiveness of other treatment options, such as therapy and medication. Furthermore,
We're on a mission to remedy society's alarming paucity of easily accesible, affordable, and relevant community-based peer support options for people living with depression. For example, if you do a Google seach for free depression group in your own community, (such as you might expect to easily find a local 12-step group for substance use), you'll be hard-pressed to find the depression support you want. And even among the few support group options that do exist, most are not depression-specific (serving people with 'mental illness' in general), not psychoedcuational (talking versus skill-based approach, teach people the skills they desperately want and need to feel better, and stay better), and sporadically-offered/infrequent (but we know that in order to recover and prevent relapse, people need daily support from a supportive network of peers). the LiveWell ,c.,c.,
Through our free and open-to-the-public peer-led LiveWell support groups, we're also aiming to advance the quality of peer-led interventions for the treatment of depression. Behaviroal health and psychoeducation at its most innovative, relevant, and effective, our curriculum-based wellness program is
Our volunteer-run, peer-led wellness program offers a sustainable solution to our country's devastsing public health crisis of untreated depression and soaring suicide rates. Our volunteer peers are changemakers:
that is taking peo devasting lives and higher social impact crisis: empowering both indiviuals and communities to take control of their own depression treatment and ongoing mental health care.
lead the way of transofrming the menatl health of to put the proven power of peer-led interventions into the hands of
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A sustainable solution to help save lives
By the people, for the people.
FREE, PEER-LED DEPRESSION SUPPORT FOR ALL
Our mission is urgent: FREE and easy to access depression support helps to save lives.
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volunteer to run our one-of-a-kind psychoeducational support groups
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to all people who want and need it.
“I strongly endorse the LiveWell Program which has helped so many individuals to deal with their persistent depression and anxiety.
-- Dr. Aaron T. Beck, MD,
the 'father' of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Why we need to act now
Every year, one out of five American adults will experience
at least one major depressive episode.
Major depression is associated with greater functional impairment and higher societal costs than any other chronic health problem; and another American dies by suicide every 12 minutes.
Over 70% of those suffering cannot access or afford the depression support and treatment thy desperately want and need.
EASY ACCESS & FREE DEPRESSION SUPPORT SAVES LIVES
Designed to teach people the skills they need to reduce symptoms and relapses of depression.