UnLonely Symposium 2021
Mental Health & COVID-19:
Urgency and Opportunity

The first iteration of the UnLonely Symposium 2021 was a resource for shared learning, and new ideas with up-to-date research around Aging, Workplace, Campus, and Community Mental Health. This event took place Thursday, May 13th from noon to 1:30 pm ET. You can view the replay here, and find the presenters’ slides below.


Meet the Presenters

Sarah Lipson PHD, EDM

Assistant Professor of Health Law Policy and Management, Boston University

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Douglas Nemecek, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Behavioral Health at Cigna

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Mark Meridy

Executive Director, DOROT

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Jeremy Nobel MD, MPH

Symposium Chair; President & Founder, The Foundation for Art & Healing

About the UnLonely Symposium

We know that loneliness and related mental health concerns have been exacerbated by COVID-19 and a year of virtual work & learning, caregiving & grief, and stress & burnout.

Are we headed towards a mental health state of emergency? Has increased need led to creative solutions that have improved our capacity and best practices?

Via keynote talks, breakout sessions, engaging conversation, and actionable resource sharing. this peer-to-peer support event will identify opportunities that enable measurable, effective, sustainable and scalable solutions while addressing barriers and obstacles to their adoption.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors!





The Foundation for Art & Healing