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Being UnLonely: Connecting through “Chosen Family”

Finding Connection Through "Chosen Family" Extending your definition of "family" can lead to a growing network of support. By Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPHAs published on PsychologyToday.com  When Samantha Nystrom first began questioning her gender identity, she didn’t turn...

UnLonely Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center

Chicago winters are famously chilly (though most Chicagoans would prefer the term “invigorating”). But thanks to the School at the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a recent Chicago evening was overflowing with warmth and connection. On Feb. 25, SAIC’s Wellness Center...

Forbes: Loneliness Linked To Negative Social Media Experiences

Loneliness Linked To Negative Social Media Experiences, Study Finds Alice G. Walton, Contributor, Forbes We've been hearing more and more about loneliness, and the "loneliness epidemic," in recent years, as research has stared to lay out both its causes and effects....

Loneliness Article in Princeton Alumni Weekly

Bye, Bye, Loneliness “Loneliness won’t just make you miserable,” Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH says. “It will kill you.” Excerpts from an article written By Deborah Yaffe in the Princeton Alumni Weekly Photo: Graham MacIndoe JEREMY NOBEL (Class of '77)— PHYSICIAN,...

Milken Institute: Loneliness as a Risk Factor

As a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, the Milken Institute is dedicated to increasing global prosperity. And at their annual Future of Health Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 24, Dr. Jeremy Nobel, Foundation for Art & Healing founder, took the stage as part of an...

Option B There for the Holidays

The UnLonely Project founder Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH was featured in this article for OptionB.org, the site built in conjunction with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's book Option B.  OptionB.Org is dedicated to helping you build resilience in the face of...

Laugh to Death

One way of dealing with a terminal diagnosis? Laugh. In the spring of 2004, Martin Welsh, MD was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig ’s disease). “As my physical abilities gradually vanished, and having the personality I do, I felt a need to stay...

Advice From a Formerly Lonely College Student: New York Times

Excerpt from the New York Times... Advice From a Formerly Lonely College StudentLast fall, I made a viral video about having trouble making friends. Here’s what I’ve learned.By Emery Bergmann, an award winner in this year's UnLonely Project Interactive FilmFest Being...

Being UnLonely: Psychology Today

Connection to Self and Others: A Critical Aspect of Recovery Why authentic and healthy relationships are essential to overcoming addiction. By Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH As published on PsychologyToday.com  This column will be a space for us to examine the...

Writing as an antidote for loneliness

As posted on the Harvard Health Blog... Writing as an antidote to loneliness Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH Contributor   It may not seem possible to be able to write your way to better health. But as a doctor, a public health practitioner, and a poet myself,...