In this course, Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP, explains why it is so important to have support networks which can help us to create an upward spiral of wellbeing. She details various initiatives to combat modern-day diseases of despair, such as anxiety, depression, and loneliness.
About this course
In this course, Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP, lists the chief reasons social researchers have found for why we are increasingly unhappy and explains why positive support networks are so important for flourishing. Concepts such as active-constructive responding, Tend and Befriend behaviour, and the Shalane Effect are discussed, along with findings of the Love Lab and the Centers for Disease Control about diseases of despair. A number of initiatives to combat loneliness, anxiety, and depression are discussed, including Strong Minds, Friendship Bench Project, Silver Line Helpline, and Lunch Buddies.