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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...read more
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...read more
John Donne’s now-ubiquitous phrase “No man is an island” still holds true today, nearly 400 years after its initial publication. For those living in the largely rural state of Maine, one of the least populous in the country, it’s a particularly poignant line. One in...read more
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....read more
As the conversation around loneliness gathers steam, particularly vulnerable populations have begun to be identified. College students, who are often thrown into new social environments while simultaneously juggling demanding workloads, also battle the expectation of...read more
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,...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more