California State University, Northridge Certificate in LGBTQ+ Health

Exploring the Use of Virtual Reality in Alleviating Loneliness Among Older Adults

Social isolation is a reality for many older adults, and in response, technology is proving a viable avenue worth serious exploration. Virtual reality (VR) may be a solution, as it can transport us to distant lands, expose individuals to novel experiences, and connect to others within a virtual...

Impact of Social Isolation Among Older Adults Living with a Mental Health Diagnosis

Risk of social isolation and resulting loneliness becomes increasingly more prevalent as we age, lose friends and family, and navigate chronic health conditions. Situational factors including diminished social and familial roles, together with physical limitations increase the incidence of...

Friendship is Good Medicine at Compeer

There is an ever-growing body of evidence that supports the importance of friendship to quality of life. Friendship is both important and often problematic for people who experience serious mental illness (SMI). A recent study of the Compeer program found that its clients experience an increased...