Every year, approximately one out of four Spanish-speaking American adults will experience at least one major depressive episode.
The vast majority of those treated for depression show an improvement in their symptoms - usually within four to six weeks - after beginning peer support, medication, psychotherapy, or a combination of these (and/or other) treatment approaches.
Recommended by leading mental health experts, the peer-led LiveWell Program® is strategically designed to teach people the skills they need to reduce symptoms and relapses of depression, and to live a more meaningful, connected, and productive life. All LiveWell support groups are led by trained volunteer peer facilitators with their own lived experience of depression and resilience.
We've combined wisdom gained from people with lived experience of depression and resilience (peers) with aspects of various evidence-based therapies and other interventions into a holistic, psychosocial educational program that centers around the LiveWell Strategies - ten wellness strategies that empower people to take control of their own depression treatment and ongoing mental health self-care.
Because social isolation - and/or silence and secrecy - will always make depression worse, we know that treatment and care must happen in community. And that's what we are - a community of supportive peers dedicated to helping each other live well.
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Bring LiveWell's free and effective depression support groups to your clients or organization
As an organization dedicated to mental health equity, the LiveWell Foundation is thrilled to announce that we have adapted the one-of-kind, Guided Self-Care LiveWell Program® curriculum for Spanish speakers; and we will be launching "LiveWell Español" in 2023. As one of our partners, we're hoping you can help us in our effort to increase accessibility to quality depression support by sharing this program with your own clients and community.
Become a LiveWell Español Partner Organization:
The LiveWell Foundation (LWF) provides access to its online, skill-based depression support groups at no cost to other nonprofit organizations and their clients. LWF trains, mentors, and coordinates volunteer peer facilitators to lead weekly virtual support group(s); conducts the program evaluation; and provides partnering organizations with materials needed for easy client/support group participant recruitment (e.g., printed flyers, social media posts).
As a partnering organization, you will:
Actively recruit Spanish-speaking participants (ages 19+) who could benefit from free depression support and psychoeducation to attend LiveWell Español support groups online
Spread the word about LiveWell Español support groups with your own community and networks through social media, organizational newsletters, etc.
Designate an organization liasion to coordinate with LiveWell staff
Contact us to today , and help us make a difference! Email Karina Wiener, Director of Programs & Operations,
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