Loneliness is as Lethal as Smoking 15 Cigarettes per Day.

It is one of today's major public health crises affecting 30% of us. We're showing how creative expression can help in a number of ways.

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Loneliness is as Lethal as Smoking 15 Cigarettes per Day.

It is one of today's major public health crises affecting 30% of us. We're showing how creative expression can help in a number of ways.

Explore The UnLonely Project

Unlonely on Today

It’s not every day the Today Show comes knocking, so you can imagine the thrill when reporter Kate Snow and producer Jared Crawford contacted us for their series on loneliness. Watch the report and go behind the scenes.

Second Annual Interactive FilmFest

Over 40 Short Films Streaming Free!

It’s an interactive experience that shares diverse, inspiring stories of those who have found ways to move forward through the challenges of loneliness and isolation. It’s your invitation to appreciate and benefit from the power of creative expression by watching, then joining in activities and conversations to connect with others who have seen the films.

UnLonely Film Festival Trailer

What’s your go-to song when you’re lonely and looking to “reset?”

Help us create our next UnLonely Playlist with your ideas!

UnLonely @ Work

Studies show that almost a third of the U.S. feels significantly lonely in their public lives, such as at their job. You might think that the hive mentality found in many workplaces would be an antidote for those experiencing episodes of loneliness. But often it actually masks the issue because individuals don’t want to appear weak or vulnerable in today’s work environments of cubicle farms and competitive jockeying for the spotlight.

To Counter Loneliness, Find Ways to Connect

Jane Brody shares in her New York Times column how the UnLonely Project is helping.

UnLonely @ Work

Studies show that almost a third of the U.S. feels significantly lonely in their public lives, such as at their job. You might think that the hive mentality found in many workplaces would be an antidote for those experiencing episodes of loneliness. But often it actually masks the issue because individuals don’t want to appear weak or vulnerable in today’s work environments of cubicle farms and competitive jockeying for the spotlight.

Find Out How More Than Health is Affected:

UnLonely on Campus

Evan’s Story

College doesn’t always feel fun. It can feel incredibly lonely. Students struggle to figure out who they are, where they fit, and indeed if they fit at all. Hearing over and over that the years at college are supposed to be the best, then, is disheartening, and makes students feel like they are failing in some major way. That’s certainly how I felt.

UnLonely on Campus

Evan’s Story

College doesn’t always feel fun. It can feel incredibly lonely. Students struggle to figure out who they are, where they fit, and indeed if they fit at all. Hearing over and over that the years at college are supposed to be the best, then, is disheartening, and makes students feel like they are failing in some major way. That’s certainly how I felt.

UnLonely Discussion at The Kennedy Center

Bill O’Brien and Jeremy Nobel have a conversation about how the arts can have a big impact on mitigating one of today’s major health crises: Loneliness.

A Cure for Disconnection

Featured in Psychology Today. Loneliness so insidious: It hides in plain sight and, unlike smoking or obesity, isn’t typically seen as a threat, even though it takes a greater toll on our well-being. The need for intervention is urgent, says Harvard physician and public-health researcher Jeremy Nobel. “It’s time for PSAs,” he says. “Something like ‘This is your brain. This is your brain on loneliness.’”

Can Creative Expression be Medicine?

The arts have long provided an emotional context for the human experience. Now, research is demonstrating that creative expression also contributes to better health and wellbeing.  People from all walks of life and every corner of the planet are expressing themselves through the arts—musical, performance, visual, writing, culinary—and discovering how it reduces the physical and emotional burden associated with various types of health conditions and life circumstances.

Join us as we:

  • Explore the relationship between health and creative expression through scientific research
  • Empower individuals through innovative programs and tools
  • Engage our community through shared stories of “art and healing”

Can Creative Expression be Medicine?

The arts have long provided an emotional context for the human experience. Now, research is demonstrating that creative expression also contributes to better health and wellbeing.  People from all walks of life and every corner of the planet are expressing themselves through the arts—musical, performance, visual, writing, culinary—and discovering how it reduces the physical and emotional burden associated with various types of health conditions and life circumstances.

Join us as we:

  • Explore the relationship between health and creative expression through scientific research
  • Empower individuals through innovative programs and tools
  • Engage our community through shared stories of “art and healing”

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