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Online Peer Support Groups

Empowering YOU to transform your own life

Learn new skills and coping strategies in an international community of supportive peers with shared experience of depression, recovery, and living well

 

What you need to know before joining a group

  • All groups are FREE and open to the public: no insurance, diagnosis or registration required.

  • Groups are open to all people ages 19+.  Teens can join an online group here. ​​​

  • To find out if a LiveWell group is right for you, click here.

  • Please respect our no observer policy. No family, friends, students, providers, etc. 

  • Latecomers: We can guarantee entry for up to 15 minutes after start time. ​​

  • All support groups are led by trained peer facilitators; and we do not provide clinical or medical advice.​

  • We do not provide emergency mental health support.  If you are in crisis or afraid of hurting yourself (or others), call 1-800-273-8255; text 'TALK' to 741741; or go to the nearest emergency room.​​

Weekly Schedule

All groups are listed on U.S./Eastern Standard Time

Mondays

12pm EST:  Seniors Group (Ages 60+)

Zoom meeting ID: 84220817943

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84220817943

This 75-minute support group is led by senior peers. Learn new skills for better managing your moods, reducing symptoms and relapses of depression, and increasing wellbeing. (The same discussion prompt is used in the Monday 8PM strategy group on the same day.)

8pm EST:  Strategy Group

Zoom meeting ID: 83742396648

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83742396648

This 75-minute support group includes a topic or LiveWell Strategy related discussion, and a brief reflection. Learn new skills for better managing your moods, reducing symptoms and relapses of depression, and for increasing wellbeing.

Tuesdays

12pm EST:  Wisdom Group

Coming in in October

See desciption of LiveWell Wisdom group on Wednesday schedule.

Wednesdays

12pm EST:  Wisdom Group

Zoom meeting ID: 82492232030

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82492232030

In this 60-minute support group, we apply wisdom from diverse sources (such as psychologists, philosophers, poets, and peers) to our own depression treatment and mental health self-care. Led by the founder of the LiveWell Program®.

7pm EST: Teens Group

Click Here to join group.

8pm EST: Strategy Group

Zoom meeting ID: 84910834795

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84910834795

This 75-minute support group includes a topic or LiveWell Strategy related discussion, and a brief reflection. Learn new skills for better managing your moods, reducing symptoms and relapses of depression, and for increasing wellbeing.

Thursdays

7pm EST: Physicians Group

Click Here to join group.

7pm EST: Recovery Group

For people with lived experience of depression & substance use or other addictive behaviors only.

Zoom meeting ID: 84341062189

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84341062189

This 75-minute support group begins with a "mental health check-up," followed by a relevant group discussion or skill-building activity. Share weekly successes and challenges with supportive peers.

Sundays

11am EST: Strategy Group

Zoom meeting ID: 84027876834

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

This 75-minute support group includes a topic or LiveWell Strategy related discussion, and a brief reflection. Learn new skills for better managing your moods, reducing symptoms and relapses of depression, and for increasing wellbeing.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 episodes 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. Just walk in or click on zoom link.

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.

Do I have to appear on video?

No. But if you choose not to appear on video, you will be prompted to at least say your name aloud, so we know there’s a real person on the other side. (No exceptions.)

How is confidentiality ensured?

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

How does LiveWell work?  

Brief descriptions of each support group is included in schedule above. Or read about the LiveWell Program here.

 

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