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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. Bill O'Brien, Senior Advisor for Innovation/Director of Creative Forces, National Endowment for the Arts Bill...read more
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. They did a terrific job of laying out the why this has become one of today's major public...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
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
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
The following activities are suggestions on how to use your creativity to bring more self-care into your life. Awakening an artistic spirit encourages a sense of purpose, meaning and joy. Some suggestions may take a few minutes whereas others could take...read more
"The Paper and Packaging - How Life Unfolds™ campaign recognizes the ways letter writing can bring people together," said Mary Anne Hansan, Paper and Packaging Board executive director. "These survivors choose peace every day and choose to see the world in a positive...read more
Loneliness kills and military veterans are at particular risk because of PTSD and related behavioral health issues. By conservative estimates 43,000 Americans committed suicide last year, among those roughly 8,000 were veterans. It’s urgent that we find a better approach to managing this epidemic.read more
Lonely. Bored. Sad.
Late at night, feeling alone, millions of people sit with these feelings. Unsure how to feel better, unsure how to feel full. And food seems to offer a comforting answer. A trip to the fridge, something tells us, will make us feel whole again.read more