The Program

We know that mental wellness is more than a lack of disease. It takes time and effort to develop a positive, robust and full life. In a group meeting, run by peer-leaders, you will learn how to use cutting edge, science based tools and strategies to live the life you want.

Mood lifters should not be confused with online sources of traditional health care or medication that have proliferated in these post pandemic times. Mood Lifters is a revolutionary and effective peer-led support system that happens to be available online. We designed it to be extraordinarily affordable and accessible to a broad range of people facing common mental health challenges.

Who We Help

Mood Lifters is currently designed for adults facing stress, difficult life situations, depression, or anxiety. We can help participants learn strategies to better cope with a wide range of common problems, including:

  • Lack of joy or pleasure
  • Stress from work or school
  • Feeling blue, chronic sadness, depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Difficult transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Boredom
  • Feeling a lack of meaning in life

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Mood Lifters was not designed for people who are actively suicidal, manic, psychotic, or for individuals with severe personality disorders.

Mood Lifters has developed new programs for unique populations.

  • Mood Lifters Adults
  • Mood Lifters Athletes
  • Mood Lifters in American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Mood Lifters for Parents of Children in Palliative Care

What We Cover

Mood Lifters covers the essential elements that help you deal with depression, anxiety and stress.  These include:

  • The importance of a healthy body on mental health
  • Identifying and challenging negative thoughts and rumination
  • Regulating emotions and moods
  • Developing and repairing meaningful relationships
  • Living a meaningful and joyful life

Mood Lifters Has 3 Key Weekly Components

1. Check in

Before each meeting begins, we will ask you to fill in brief questionnaire so we can track your improvements over time. We will also review points earned over the prior week, discuss any barriers you may have experienced, and answer any questions you may have.

2. Meetings

We introduce a new topic each week in one of 6 categories (sleep, body, thoughts, behaviors, emotions or relationships). We discuss the research behind each topic and explore strategies for incorporating that research into your daily life. Example topics include: sleep strategies, the importance of exercise, improving relationships, controlling your emotions, changing your negative thoughts and increasing joy and contentment.

3. Points

Points are earned by participating in activities related to the topic of each meeting. Each activity is assigned points. The ultimate goal is for you to turn the strategies you learn in the Mood Lifters meetings into healthy habits. As with any new skill, participants will need to practice these new strategies in order to master them. Our data strongly suggests that successfully adopting these habits will lead to a happier and healthier life.

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