Webinar on Jan. 28: Beyond Loneliness & Social Isolation

January 28, 2:30–5PM EDT

Join Mental Health America (MHA) on Thursday, January 28 for an event on loneliness and social isolation, and learn how MHA’s latest program, Peer Partners in a Box, is helping people with serious mental health conditions.

Hear from MHA’s peer expert and Vice President of Peer, Advocacy and Support Services, Patrick Hendry about MHA’s Peer Partners in A Box toolkit as well as subject matter experts and individuals with lived experience.

All attendees will be given a link to the new toolkit for the program, containing resources and instructions on how to join peer partners and support people living with mental illness.

Learning Objectives

  • The effects of loneliness and social isolation
  • The benefits of addressing loneliness and social isolation
  • How MHA’s “Program in A Box” toolkit has effectively helped those experiencing serious mental health conditions
  • How to access MHA’s latest resources and toolkit


  • Dr. Louise Hawkley, Principal Research Scientist at the non-partisan and objective research organization NORC at the University of Chicago
  • Patrick Corrigan, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the Institute of Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Clarence Jordan, MBA, Vice President of Wellness & Recovery for Beacon Health Options
  • Real participants from MHA’s SSDC program
  • Individuals with lived experience with debilitating loneliness who have overcome its’ effects through peer support and inclusion


If you have questions about the event, please email Katrina McIntosh, Manager of Global Peer Support.