Bridging Science and the Arts to Impact Lives
- Exploring the relationship between health and creative expression through scientific research
- Empowering individuals through innovative programs and tools
- Engaging our community through shared stories of “art and healing”
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The arts have long provided 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, along with those in healthcare and the arts, as we find out how, why, and when this important transformation occurs in order help all who might benefit. Together, we can make Art powerful Medicine.
PERSONAL HEALTH To Counter Loneliness, Find Ways to Connect Much of modern life, though seeming to promote connectivity, has had the opposite effect of fostering social isolation and loneliness, experts say. By Jane E. Brody June 25, 2018 A four-minute...read more
Being UnLonely through Creative Expression A conversation with Joseph Behen, Executive Director, Counseling, Health, and Disability Services at the School of Art Institute of Chicago and Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH, President of the Foundation for Art & Healing...read more
Featured in Psychology Today: A Cure for Disconnection Loneliness is 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...read more
Evan's Story: UnLonely on Campus “College is the best four years of your life.” First-year students at undergraduate colleges and universities around the country hear this phrase perhaps more than any other, from parents, siblings, teachers. I certainly...read more
Exploring Creativity and Connection in Health and Healthcare The arts have the ability to give us fresh ways to make sense of the world, to relate to oneself and others, and to feel “connected.” Creative expression fosters and amplifies positive emotions,...read more
Submissions | Deadline 02.15.2018 Judge and Co-Host: Mike Paseornek, President of Production Lionsgate Tell Your Powerful Story in Our 2nd Annual UnLonely Film Festival The UnLonely Film Festival, the first to be dedicated to telling the stories of the public health...read more
Celebrating Caregivers Month in Augusta Caregiving is very difficult work, work that can be physically grueling and emotionally grinding. It often results in isolation and loneliness for the caregiver who, over time, increasingly withdraws from activities in...read more
My Baby You'll Be About the Film When Charles’ mother asked him to help her transfer home movies to her hard drive, his reaction was, “What home videos?” Watching the 20 hours of family memories and realizing he had 38 unopened voicemails — many from his...read more