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.
- 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