Media & Press Center
The Foundation for Art & Healing raises awareness of national health issues, most notably the loneliness epidemic. In particular, The Foundation promotes creative expression as a path for individuals and communities to improve health and wellbeing.
Recent & Notable Coverage
Raising awareness of urgent health issues and advocating for creative expression as a solution is critical to fulfilling The Foundation for Art & Healing’s mission. On this page, you’ll find recent media placements highlighting our efforts to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities through creative art expression.
More Press & Media Coverage
- Bowdoin – Becoming “UnLonely” Through Art
- WHYY – How the Arts Can Be an Antidote to Loneliness
- NPR – 9 ways to get healthier in 2024 without trying very hard
- KFI AM 640 – Loneliness Is Killing Us
- Business Insider – What loneliness does to your body and brain
- Radio New Zealand – ‘Loneliness is one of the most human of feelings’
- Life Kit – How to Combat Loneliness
- Next Big Idea Club – 5 Steps Towards Comfort and Connection in a Lonely World
- Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins – Exploring seasonal affective disorder and loneliness around the holidays
- Everyone Comes From Somewhere – Loneliness is a Signal for Connection: Dr. Jeremy Nobel
- CBC – Loneliness is as bad for you as smoking, research shows. But the stigma stops people getting help
- MaineBiz – GrowSmart Summit: Investment in community space might improve public health
- Portland Press Herald – Curtis Memorial Library hosts author talk on community and connection
- Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – There are ways to fight loneliness, says expert
- Milken Institute – Mending the Social Fabric of Our Nation: The Loneliness Epidemic among Older Adults
- National Endowment for the Arts – Community vs. Commodity: Residual Benefits from Purchasing Arts Experiences
- The Week – 5 comforting books about loneliness and solitude
- KERA Think – Feeling lonely? It’s time to get creative
- News Center Maine – Grow Smart Maine annual summit brings municipal leaders together to invest in Maine communities
- Next Avenue – We Don’t Need to Cure Loneliness
- Harvard Public Health – How to get unlonely
- Milken Institute – Creativity and the Arts: A Not-So-New Way to Address Loneliness
- Portland Press Herald – Just a Little Old: Easing loneliness through creative expression
- Well Said With Dr. Ira Nash – Loneliness at Work
- UsAgainstAlzheimers BrainStorm Podcast – Dr. Jeremy Nobel – Loneliness and Alzheimer’s
- Verywell Mind – We All Get Lonely Sometimes—What to Do on the Days You Feel Totally Alone
- Next Avenue – A Commitment to Films That Make You Think
- Well Said With Dr. Ira Nash – Loneliness and CVD
- Harvard Public Health – Experts Weigh in on Surgeon General’s Fight Against Loneliness
- Bellevue Literary Review – (Serious) Fun with the UnLonely Film Festival
- HealthyWomen – HealthyWomen Annual Event Speaker: Jeremy Nobel, M.D., M.P.H.
- Disastershock Reporter’s Notebook – Episode 4: Project UnLonely – The Foundation for Art & Healing
- Katie Couric Media – In Such a Connected World, Why Are We Lonelier Than Ever?
- Next Avenue – How to Be Less Lonely This Holiday Season
- Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – Connecting with Color
- Boston Magazine – The Death of the Office Friendship
- Harvard Magazine – The Loneliness Pandemic
- Psychology Today – Navigate Holiday Loneliness with Creativity and Connection
- Harvard Medical School Primary Care Review – The COVID-19 Pandemic: Now is the Time for Primary Care to Address Loneliness
- NPR – Too Much Alone Time? Tips To Connect And Find Joy While Social Distancing
- U.S. News & World Report – The Loneliness Effect
- The Boston Globe – Goodbye Loneliness. Hello, Happiness — A Prescription for Healthier Lives.
Our Founder and President, Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH, is one of the country’s foremost experts on loneliness and the loneliness epidemic. To read more about his background, please read his below bio. For media requests or inquiries about Dr. Nobel, please contact us through the below button. In addition, our Board of Directors bring a broad range of perspectives and are terrific advocates and spokespeople for The Foundation for Art & Healing.
Dr. Jeremy Nobel’s New Book Offers a Bold Perspective to Heal the Personal and Public Health Crisis of Loneliness
NEW YORK, NY (May 22, 2023) – During the 25 years Dr. Jeremy Nobel has been teaching at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, most of the developed world has experienced loneliness as a relentlessly expanding public health calamity. Now in his new book, PROJECT UNLONELY: Healing Our Crisis of Disconnection, Dr. Nobel explores what it means to be lonely, what it means to be creative, and what it means to be connected – to be UnLonely.
Campus UnLonely Workshops in Action: Exploring Creative Solutions at The University of New England!
BIDDEFORD, ME (September 26, 2022) – University of New England students took part in a Colors & Connection workshop that used color and creative art-making to generate conversations around the issue of loneliness, and promote a sense of belonging. With their focus on resilience, building community, and encouraging conversations around often difficult topics, UNE’s priorities were well-supported by the foundational principles that shape Colors & Connection.
Tackling the Loneliness Epidemic on College Campuses: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health steps up!
BOSTON, MA (August 22nd, 2022) – The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH), one of the leading public health schools in the nation, is making loneliness a key theme in new student orientation. On August 22nd, the incoming class was offered Colors & Connection workshops that used color and creative art-making to generate conversations around the experience of coming to HSPH and the vision of their future there. 115 students participated in three 45-minute workshops.