Loneliness and social isolation can happen to anyone, and they are growing public health concerns. We must increase awareness and understanding of the loneliness and social isolation epidemic and its role in health outcomes, as well as highlight solutions/resources to address the problem.

The Effects of Loneliness

Loneliness and social isolation doesn’t just affect one of us, it affects all of us

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Google: Mental health resources

Visit Google's mental health screening tools for depression and anxiety, for more information and links to resources specifically for those conditions. You can also visit their video on finding mental health resources, with head of Google Health, David Feinberg, and Dr. Ken Duckworth of NAMI.


Humana Neighborhood Centers

Take a virtual class on cooking, travel to fun places from your home, join fun trivia challenges and more! Open to everyone.

Join a class

NAMI Connection support group

Share your experiences and get support among others. NAMI Connection is a peer-led support group for people with mental health conditions. Groups meet weekly, every other week or monthly, depending on location.

Find support

Connect in your neighborhood with Nextdoor

Find recommendations for businesses near you, search For Sale & Free to buy and sell great stuff, join groups to connect with neighbors. The possibilities nearby are endless.

Get connected

Institute on Aging’s Friendship Line

Call this toll-free line for a friendly conversation and the caring ear of a trained volunteer. Accredited for people age 60 and older.

Find support

Get connected through volunteerism. With more volunteers and more volunteer opportunities than any other service, VolunteerMatch is how good people and good causes get connected.

Explore oppportunities

The health effects of prolonged isolation and loneliness can be as dangerous as obesity or smoking

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Papa pairs older adults and families with Papa Pals for companionship and assistance with everyday tasks. We offer programs to health plans, providers, employers, and consumers.

Coalition to End Social Isolation & Loneliness

Our mission is to engage diverse stakeholders, increase public awareness, promote innovative research, and advocate for policy change that combats the adverse consequences of social isolation and loneliness.

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH)

The goal of the research is to produce promising new approaches, treatments, countermeasures or technologies.


NAMI envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares. can impact your overall health