Finding Connection and Coping with Loneliness

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Virtual Event

In May 2023, the U.S. Surgeon General published a report that identified loneliness as an epidemic, citing that half of all U.S. adults are impacted. If you are coping with these feelings, you are certainly not alone.

This workshop provides an overview of the drivers of loneliness, its resulting health impacts, and effective strategies for nurturing interpersonal relationships. We will explore the different aspects and manifestations of loneliness, uncovering its impact on our mental and emotional wellbeing. Through self-reflection exercises and coping strategies, we will begin to unravel the complexities of this universal human experience.

Learning objectives:

  • Explore biological causes for loneliness and how it affects the mind
  • Understand how self-connection can cultivate resilience to face loneliness
  • Bolster communication techniques to expand networks and nurture meaningful relationships

Presenter: Rahul Kay, M.P.H., M.B.A.; Senior Vice President, Enterprise Wellness, FlexIt

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Department
Human Resources Department
Contact Email

worklife@mit.edu

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