Join the peer-led mental health movement that's making a difference!

95% of peers

polled anonymously agree...

 

"LiveWell has taught me skills and strategies that help me better monitor or manage my own mood or depression symptoms."

One out of five American adults will experience at least one major episode of depression this year.

 

Major depression is associated with greater functional impairment and higher societal costs than any other chronic health problem. 

Another American dies by suicide every 12 minutes.

Depression is the leading cause of disability; and its burden on the U.S. economy is estimated at 210 billion dollars per year.

Managing Seasonal Depression

Effective strategies for reducing symptoms & living well

Thursday, October 22nd at 7PM (EST)

FREE & open to all.  Zoom link at: www.livewell-foundation.org  

65%

35%

attendees from

other states

Philly 

region

What sets LiveWell apart?

It fills a much-needed gap in support services

 

Google 'free depression support' in your community, and you'll find it rarely exists. Even national leaders offering community-based peer support do not offer support groups specifically designed for treating depression. The LiveWell Program© fills this gap in the behavioral health landscape.

 

Quality of care 
Peer-led interventions are proven to be more effective than psycho-therapy for both the recovery process and longterm treatment of depression. The LiveWell Program© brings together various evidence-based strategies for the treatment of depression into one unique package.  
Our innovative & empowering skill-building program

 

Behavioral health and psychoeducation at its most innovative, the curriculum-based LiveWell Program is strategically designed to give people the knowledge and skills they need to reduce their own symptoms and relapses of depression.

Our Facilitator Training Program
 

All LiveWell support group facilitators participate in a special training and mentorship program, including diversity and inclusion training, and best practices of trauma-informed learning environments.

BY peers, FOR peers

Livewell was created by a program design expert with her own experience of depression, recovery, and living well. And participating peers (from diverse backgrounds and professions) continue to offer input as the program evolves and expands. That's a lot of collective wisdom!

Accessibility & consistency of care
 

We know that depression recovery and staying well requires ongoing support from our peers and community. In fact, many peers attend more than one LiveWell support group a week: online and/or in their own community.

Your donation

will help our volunteer-run nonprofit

continue to provide

FREE & EFFECTIVE

DEPRESSION SUPPORT

to anyone

who wants it

LiveWell Strategies© 

TALK TO SOMEONE

 

FOCUS ON THE PRESENT MOMENT

 

EMPHASIZE YOUR STRENGTHS

DO WHAT YOU CAN, WHEN YOU CAN

 

GET EDUCATED

TAKE ACTION

 

ANTICIPATE AND PLAN

STAY CONNECTED

 

CHALLENGE THE STIGMA OF DEPRESSION

 

LIVE WITH A PURPOSE

What sets LiveWell Apart?

Our educational-based curriculum

The LiveWell Program© is strategically designed to empower people to take control of their own mental health care. We teach people the skills and evidence-based strategies they need to reduce symptoms and relapses of depression, and to increase well-being.

 

Research shows that peer support and Guided Self-Care are not just evidence-based practices, but they are also proven to be as effective as psychotherapy for the treatment of depression.

“I have no insurance right now. I can't believe these awesome groups are free." --Washington attendee

“This group has been a lifesaver."-- Virginia attendee

“I've needed a group like this my entire life."  -- NYC attendee

"The Tuesday night group keeps me functioning and sane" -Philadelphia attendee

“I hope you'll keep this group going after the coranvirus. It is really helping me."-- L.A. attendee

“My wife and I are struggling financially right now. It's hard to find mental health services [we can afford]  - Georgia attendee

“My mental health has already improved because of this group."  -- Kentuky attendee

For the people

LiveWell Strategies© 

TALK TO SOMEONE

Talk about mental health, ask for support, and strengthen

your communication skills to help yourself and benefit others.

 

FOCUS ON THE PRESENT MOMENT

Practice daily mindfulness by bringing compassion and curiosity to all

passing thoughts. Recognize your thoughts and moods do not define you.

 

EMPHASIZE YOUR STRENGTHS

Challenge negative thinking patterns. Cultivate self-compassion 

by focusing on your strengths and resilience.

DO WHAT YOU CAN, WHEN YOU CAN

Accept the ups and downs of managing your moods. Go at your own pace.

Trust yourself through your unique process of recovery and growth.

 

GET EDUCATED

Learn about depression and its related health issues,

and be open to all available treatment options.

TAKE ACTION

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

that support your mental health and personal goals.

 

ANTICIPATE AND PLAN

Identify your depression triggers, and use your

creative problem solving skills, Action Plan, or Crisis Plan.

 

STAY CONNECTED

Avoid isolating by creating ongoing opportunities to connect

with supportive friends, family, and LiveWell peers.

CHALLENGE THE STIGMA OF DEPRESSION

Explore how your culture’s beliefs about depression affect how you think and feel.

Share your unique story as a way to empower yourself and inspire others.

 

LIVE WITH A PURPOSE

Dedicate yourself to things that are meaningful to you, 

and contribute to the mental health of your peers and community.

Confidential support group

for mental health care providers

who are

managing depression, recovery &/or living well

A diverse community

dedicated to

depression recovery

and living well

FREE online support at: www.livewell-foundation.org

COVID-19

Unhappy

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Negative

Thinking

STRATEGY

FOR MANAGING 

DEPRESSION #6:

Live With A Purpose

Contribute time and energy to things that are meaningful to you, and dedicate yourself to the mental wellbeing of your peers and community.

Free support at: 

www.livewell-foundation.org

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For the people

By the people

Speak Your Mind

Online

Depression

Support Group

 Free & confidential 

 No registration required

Inspiring

& empowering

personal stories of recovery!

Wed October 7th 7:30PM

NAMI/Philadelphia & LiveWell Foundation are hosting

Every dollar helps!  Make a tax-deductible donation at: 

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LiveWell Connection©

FREE Online Depression support...

to anyone, from anywhere!

MONDAYS 8:00 - 9:10PM
1315 Spruce Street
William Way Community Center
THURSDAYS 7:00 - 8:15PM
LiveWell Physicians Group
This group, for physicians, is on hold. Learn more about private coaching.
TUESDAYS 7:00 - 8:15PM
1906 S. Rittenhouse Square
Phila. Ethical Society2nd fl., stairs only
SATURDAYS 10:30 - 11:40AM
1901 South 9th Street (@Mifflin)
BOK Buliding,  enter on 9th Street
WEDNESDAYS 8:00 - 9:10PM
37 S. 42nd Street (@Chestnut St.)
Inner Rhythms Studio, 2nd fl., stairs only
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SUNDAYS 6:15 - 7:20PM
LiveWell Mindfulness Group
139 North 2nd St (Arch/Race)
The Clay Studio (Beginners welcome!)

MONDAYS

8:00 - 9:10 PM

1315 Spruce St. 
William Way Community Center

TUESDAYS

7:00 - 8:15PM

1906 South Rittenhouse Squ.
Philad Ethical Society 

WEDNESDAYS

8:00 - 9:10PM

37 S. 42nd Street (@Chestnut) 
Inner Rhythms Studio 

SATURDAYS

10:30 - 11:40AM

1901 S. 9th Street 
BOK Building

SUNDAYS

6:15 - 7:20PM

139 N. 2nd Street (Arch/Race)
The Clay Studio

A LiveWell Manifesto

LiveWell: it’s the radical idea of creating connection and hope in an alienated and despairing world. It's changing the way society tackles depression and suicide, and building a world based on shared responsibility, support, and dignity for the mental health of our communities.

It starts by standing with the depressed, listening to their collective voices, and recognizing wisdom and potential where others see illness and futility.

It thrives on moral imagination: the humility to see the world as it is, and the audacity to imagine the world as it could be. It’s having the ambition to learn at the edge, the wisdom to admit failure, and the courage to start again.

We are, at heart, conservationists. And people of faith. Concerned citizens 

Confuscius.. a search for our roots, which he perceived as grounded in humanity's deepest needs for belonging and communicating.  He had faith in the cuulative power of culture. The fact that traditional ways had lost vitality did not, for him, diminish their potential for regeneration in the future. In fat, C's sense of history was so strong that he saw himself as a cnsevationists reposonsible for for the contiunity of the cultural values and the scial norms that had worked so well for the idealized civilization of the Western Zhou dynasty.

It demands investing as a means, not an end, daring to go where markets have failed and aid has fallen short.

 

It makes capital work for us, not control us.

It makes media work for us, not control us. 

It requires patience and kindness, resilience and grit: a hard-edged hope. It’s leadership that rejects complacency, breaks through bureaucracy, and challenges corruption. Doing what’s right, not what’s easy.

 

LiveWell's Director of Education, Clancy Philbrick, and a group of his high school students.

LiveWell Learning Experiences aim to educate, inspire, and empower teens and young adults to take control of their own mental health self-care!

 

Our creative team of educators and presenters offer tailored programming uniquely designed to appeal to teens and young adults, integrating hip hop, sports, relationships, and more into depression awareness and mental health education.  Our offerings include:

  • Assembly-length programs

  • Break-out sessions and activities

  • Weekly or monthly group sessions

Leading the way at Kreationz by Hand in South Philly:  Travis Atkinson, Robert Melendez, Dennis Waller, Ron Sciocchetti

 

A unique public health program, LiveWell Barbers is a network of volunteer barbers dedicated to being on the front line of depression awareness and suicide prevention in their own communities.

 

In their neighborhood shops, barbers are creating safe spaces for men to talk about mental health, and connecting them with local organizations that provide care and support.

For more information, or to get involved,

link to www.livewellbarbers.org here!