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Our Current Support Group Schedule*
Daily. Weekly. Whenever you want it.
Confidential No insurance/referral needed Walk-ins Welcome Always Free
** Although each group is led by a trained facilitator, all LiveWell meetings function as peer-to-peer psychoeducational support groups. We do not provide professional counseling or emergency mental health treatment.
To see if a LiveWell depression support group is right for you, please read here
Mondays 8-9:10ish PM
1315 Spruce Street
Wednesdays 8-9:10ish PM
37 S. 42nd Street (@Chestnut St.)
Inner Rhythms Studio, 2nd fl, stairs only
Starts again soon!
1-1 Coaching Available
1901 South 9th Street (@Mifflin St)
Sundays 6:15-7:20ish PM
139 North 2nd Street (Arch/Race)
*All cancellations (holidays, weather) are shown above - so unless it's stated, the group is meeting.
*We're busy working hard to expand to new days and new locations, so check back soon!
Is the LiveWell Group Right for YOU?
A LiveWell support group is right for you if you are 21+ and can identify with any of the below:
Experience mild to serious depression
Experience persistent and/or recurring bouts of depression
Find it uncomfortable or have a difficult time talking about depression
Try to hide depression from others (because of shame and/or fear of discrimination)
Have a tendency to socially withdrawal or isolate
You're feeling well, but value the ongoing support of others for maintaining your own mental health care and/or reducing relapses of depression
When We May NOT Be Right for You
If you are experiencing a serious bout of clinical depression, it is important that you seek the help of a qualified mental health professional in your area.
If you are in the midst of a mental health crisis or afraid of harming yourself (or others), please call a 24-hour line to speak to a trained and caring person, and/or call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. We do not provide emergency mental health support.
LiveWell Support Group FAQ's
Do I have to register or sign up?
No. LiveWell support groups are always open to the public, and walk-ins are welcome.
Do I need health insurance, a diagnosis, or a referral?
No. Our one-of-a-kind psychoeducational groups are easily accessible to ALL.
Are the groups really free?
Yes. We are dedicated to ensuring that ALL people with depression who want quality support can get it. (Donations to our nonprofit 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!
What happens at a group meeting?
All LiveWell support groups follow the same format:
A topic or strategy-related activity
Group reflection/discussion, including how you can apply lessons learned from the activity to better monitor and manage your own moods.
How is confidentiality ensured?
All peers are introduced on a first-name-only basis; and commit weekly to our group promise of confidentiality.
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.
If 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.