Resources

There are resources available to help you and your loved ones feel more socially connected (and less lonely), which can ultimately improve your overall health!
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The Effects of Loneliness

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

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The health effects of low social connection can be as dangerous as obesity or smoking.

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We are better together. Connect with us.

Connect with Others

Connect in your neighborhood with Nextdoor

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

Join us in a simple daily reflection, together! Be a part of a global daily experience of reflection, sharing and connection from wherever you are. Simple, anonymous, and uplifting. You’re never alone with Daily Haloha.

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.

Join a thriving online community and connect with helpful peers who are going through similar life experiences. Participate in life coaching groups, share your own wisdom, and build new healthy connections.

Get Support

NAMI Connection support group

Connect with others to share your experiences and get support. 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.

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 below on finding mental health resources, with head of Google Health, David Feinberg, and Dr. Ken Duckworth of NAMI.

VOA | ReST

Online, small peer support groups that lighten the emotional toll of the pandemic and other personal and professional stressors. Available nearly every day and lasting just one hour, you have the opportunity to share your experiences and affirmations in order to stay resilient, connected and positive.

Learn Something New

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.

Generations United : Staying Connected While Staying Apart

This resource is designed to share what we have learned about intergenerational engagement during the pandemic. We share some of the research findings and present a detailed list of inspiring intergenerational initiatives focusing on creativity, art, and storytelling; helping each other; accessing vaccines; tutoring and mentoring; pen pals; and shared sites.

Humana resources

Find flyers, toolkits and more to help you and loved ones feel more socially connected.

Get Involved

VolunteerMatch.org

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

For Seniors

Get active with SilverSneakers®

Make friends and stay active by joining group exercise classes with SilverSneakers.

USAging

Visit the USAging-administered engAGED National Resource Center’s consumer fact sheet on staying engaged during COVID.

Meals on Wheels America

Meals on Wheels recipients report improvements in feelings of isolation and loneliness, as well as general mental health. Use the Local Program finder to identify the Meals on Wheels provider closest to you or a loved one and give them a call.

For Military & Veterans

PsychArmor

Check out PsychArmor’s cornerstone course: 15 Things Veterans Want You To Know. This course is a great resource for anyone working with the military-connected community, or wanting to become more genuinely connected to the Veterans in their lives

NAMI Homefront Mental Health Resources for Military Service Members, Veterans, and their families is a free online suite of resources designed to increase understanding, communication, wellness and advocacy skills. 

For Kids & Parents

"Meet Little Monster" Children’s Mental Health Coloring & Activity Book

Created by NAMI, “Meet Little Monster” is a mental health coloring and activity book created for young children as a tool for them to express and explore their feelings in a fun, creative and empowering way, and to help foster dialogue between children and the safe adults in their lives.

How to Talk to Your Child About Their Mental Health

Openly talking to your children is a great way to help decrease the stigma around mental health. It can be tough to know how to start the conversation — explore this site from NAMI for some helpful ways to talk with your children about their mental health

GoNoodle

GoNoodle was created to fill in the fault lines of our educational & early childhood developmental system but it has become our higher calling to help provide a solution to the problems that others can’t find ways to solve and to help teachers, parents, healthcare providers, and everyone interested in helping kids grow to make this shift to a screen-centered childhood a positive one.

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