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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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