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LiveWellTeens

Mental Wellness, Depression & Anxiety Online Support Group

Learn new coping skills in a supportive group of diverse peers
 

All groups are FREE, and no diagnosis or insurance is required.  Open to all teens ages 14-18.

Wednesdays at 7:00pm

US/Eastern Time

Each group is led by trained facilitators and educators. 

We do not provide professional counseling or emergency mental health treatment.​  If you are in crisis, please call the National Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255, text TALK to 741741, or go to your nearest emergency room.

 We're on Summer Break. See you Wed, Sept. 13th! 

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A LiveWell Teens group is right for you if you are...

  • Interested in improving or maintaining your mental and emotional wellness
     

  • Seeking meaningful and supportive connections with your peers
     

  • Wanting to learn new coping skills for managing stress, emotions, anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflicts, and more

What you can expect

All 50-60 minute groups open about five minutes prior to start time, and follow the same format:

  • Brief introduction to LiveWell & peers

  • LiveWell Teens Strategy-related discussion or activity

  • Group reflection & takeaways

  • Short and easy closing meditation 

Please join group 5 minutes prior to start time in order to complete Teen Consent Form. 

Teen Strategies

LiveWell Teen Strategies®

 

TALK TO SOMEONE

Talk about mental health, ask for support, and strengthen your 

communication skills through honest sharing and active listening. 

 

CHALLENGE MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA

 Explore how your cultural and family beliefs about mental health affect the way you 

think, feel, and act. Share your unique story to empower yourself and inspire others.

 

PRACTICE MINDFULNESS

Bring your awareness to the present moment, be curious about what arises 

without judgment, and recognize that all thoughts and feelings will pass.

Remember your passing thoughts and moods do not define you.

FOCUS ON YOUR STRENGTHS

Develop self-compassion by challenging negative thinking and self-talk. Identify the positive qualities that support your mental health, and celebrate your resilience.  

 

LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE  (TAKE ACTION)

Get off your screen, out of your head, and into your life by engaging in activities 

that further your personal goals, support your mental health, and bring you joy.

LIVE WITH A PURPOSE

Commit time and energy to things that are meaningful to you, 

and positively influence the wellbeing of your peers and community.

 

CREATE SUPPORTIVE CONNECTIONS

Avoid isolating by building and maintaining relationships with supportive 

and empathetic people who share your positive values. 

 

LIVE AND LEARN

Empower yourself through knowledge: learn about mental health issues, 

identify and focus on the things you can control, and discover what helps you.

 

​BE PREPARED

Learn to identify triggers that increase stress or threaten your mood, and 

utilize your creative problem solving skills, Action Plan, or Crisis Plan

 

DO WHAT YOU CAN, WHEN YOU CAN

Accept the ups-and-downs of managing your moods, integrate self-care into your 

daily lifestyle, and trust your unique process of self-discovery and personal growth.

LiveWell Principles of Peer Support

  • We aim to inspire and support all people with depression to live well

  • We believe in the power of all people to change and grow

  • We see the individual, and not a “depressed person”

  • We acknowledge and celebrate each other’s strengths

  • We expect each other to be kind and compassionate

  • We find comfort and strength in sharing experiences 

  • We know we cannot judge the quality or quantity of another person’s pain

  • We offer support rather than advice

  • We accept we cannot solve other people’s problems 

  • We embrace humor as a healthy coping strategy

  • We reject stigma and will not tolerate discrimination

  • We respect and maintain confidentiality at all times

"I think the stigma around mental health gets in the way of us talking to others about depression. I feel like peer support would help us."

​-Carlos, 17, Philadelphia

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