fbpx

Stuck at Home

(together)

 

 

 

As we physically isolate ourselves due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our need for social connection to get through these uncertain and challenging times is more important than ever.

 

Based on a growing body of scientific research, we know creative activities help to reduce anxiety while promoting meaningful connections—even when we can’t be in the same room with each other. Our goal here is to offer a wide range of opportunities for engaging in creative expression, plus sharing and connecting with others. We’re glad you’re here!

 

Hello and Welcome!How are You Feeling?

These Sure Are Strange Days

Stuck at Home (Together) provides resources and tools to encourage creative expression and enable social connection.

As you explore the site, we hope you enjoy the many ways you can de-stress and form bonds even as we physically distance ourselves. Learn more by clicking on the video.

Please Note: This site does not address urgent mental health needs. If you are experiencing significant emotional distress, the following resources may be helpful (or click for more):

  • Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a 24-hour crisis center
  • Text MHA to 741741
  • Call 911 for emergencies

 Thanks to these charter partnering organizations:

Stuck at Home (together)

Community Check-in

It’s important to check in with yourself to evaluate your mental and emotional health and to take the necessary steps to feel better. 

If you are feeling 'Not so good' or 'Awful', please refer to phone numbers and resources mentioned above.
=

Artist Spotlight

We are delighted to showcase the author and illustrator Laura Lee Gulledge. Her work gives space to emotion and a much-welcomed sense of calm. How does her work make you feel?

Lots of Ways to Creatively Connect!

Visit each section to find creative and fun ways to support your emotional and psychological well-being.

Story Share

Post your Stuck at Home Story in words or images.

Creativity Challenges

Creative activities that encourage connections with friends and family.

Double Feature

Watch short films drawn from our UnLonely Film Festival.

Words Matter

Whether reading or writing, the written word is an essential way to connect.

Go-to Playlists

Music improves moods, so help us create the playlists that elevate you!

More Resources

Know the facts and stay up-to-date with the public health issues.

Boost Your Creativity with Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the practice of focusing our attention on whatever is present, without judgment. While mindfulness is well-regarded for reducing anxiety and stress, we also recommend using the mindfulness exercises included here to prepare yourself for creative endeavors generally, as well as for the specific creative exercises on this site.

Spare Time Gems

Being Stuck at Home is giving our team a little bit of extra time to share with you items we found online that made us laugh, feel comforted, and feel connected. We will get through this together!

Rotterdam Orchestra plays from home.

James Riley rooftop concert.

“Extubation dance” from nurses.

Jehanne checks in with herself.

Subscribe to
Stuck at Home (together)!

We'll let you know when new Creativity Challenges are available, along with other tips and updates we have to share!

=

Special Thanks

The Stuck at Home (together) initiative is partially funded through the generous support of:

The mission of the Foundation for Art & Healing is to promote creative arts expression as a means to improve health and well-being for individuals and communities. Our signature program, The UnLonely Project, broadens public awareness of the negative physical and mental health consequences of loneliness associated with a wide range of living conditions and circumstances while also exploring and promoting creative arts-based approaches to reduce the burden. 

The content on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health condition.