Loneliness is caused not by being alone, but by being without the types of relationships that bring affection and connection. Loneliness isn’t the same as being alone. You can feel alone in a room full of people if the connection to those people is not significant enough.
Josh Wheeler, recovery program manager at the Center for Human Services (CHS) in Bloomington, said CHS would be mainly looking to educate people at a time like this.
ISU will be contracting mental health professionals from the Center for Human Services (CHS), which runs the Behavioral Health Urgent Care facility in downtown Bloomington.
BHUC services include crisis screening, crisis intervention, short-term counseling, linkage to resources, and peer support.
In May the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy released an advisory calling attention to the public health crisis of loneliness, isolation, and lack of connection in our country.