Check out the list below for more resources to connect with others or to learn about social isolation, loneliness and the importance of social connectedness.
Allina Health Resources
Change to Chill
Change to Chill™ is a free, award-winning, mental well-being resource offered by Allina Health. The interactive website is tailored to both teens and the adults who work with them. Change to Chill™ helps teens become more aware of the things that stress them out and equips them with relevant tools and resources to better manage stress and anxiety, so they can live happier, more resilient lives.
Health Powered Kids
Health Powered Kids™ is a free health and wellness program offered by Allina Health. It provides fun, easy-to-use lessons and activities on nutrition, physical fitness, hygiene and mind-body balance for educators and parents to use in the classroom or at home.
Organizations supporting social connectedness
Minnesota Department of Health #StayConnectedMN
The #StayConnectedMN campaign provides simple messages and tips on how to support mental health and well-being, including staying connected to ourselves, our friends and the world around us.
Foundation for Social Connection
Non-profit organization affiliated with Coalition to End Social Isolation & Loneliness that engages in education, increases public awareness, promotes innovative research, and spurs the development and implementation of evidence-based models that address social isolation/loneliness and social connection.
The Unlonely Project
The Unlonely Project is an initiative of the Foundation of Art & Healing. The goal of the initiative is to broaden public awareness of the negative physical and mental health consequences of loneliness and empower people and communities to connect with each other through the arts.
Harvard Study of Adult Development
One of the longest running studies on happiness, followed two groups of men over the last 80 years to identify the predictors of healthy aging—and highlighted the importance of connecting with others.
Resources to connect with others
VolunteerMatch, an online database, allows individuals or groups to search for volunteer opportunities in their community based on interests, date and geographical location.
Friends & Co
Friends & Co has served older adults in Minnesota for over 50 years. They foster meaningful connections by offering a quick drop-in chat line, phone companionship, and visisting companionship services.
Crisis numbers and resources
NAMI Minnesota Crisis Resources
Loneliness and social isolation deeply affects our mental health. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis and in need of immediate assistance these resources can help.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
We can all help prevent suicide. The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.