NIDILRR Webinar: Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Adults with Serious Mental Illnesses

Event Start Date: August 05, 2021 - 6:00 PM EDT
Event End Date: August 05, 2021 - 7:00 PM EDT

Register here for this webinar. Registration closes July 30, 2021. Space is limited.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic all of us have experienced the changing nature of social connections, and many of us have gained personal insight into what it means to be socially isolated, lonely, or both. These are not new concepts that have resulted from the pandemic. However, the pandemic has likely made worse our experiences of social isolation and loneliness and challenged our beliefs about who is socially isolated and lonely. This is the second of a four-part national webinar series on research related to social isolation and loneliness for people with disabilities hosted by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). Join NIDILRR grantees Dr. Bryan McCormick and Dr. Mark Salzer for an important discussion on social isolation and loneliness among individuals with serious mental illnesses.


  • Bryan P. McCormick, PhD, Professor of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Public Health, Temple University
  • Mark Salzer, PhD, Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Director of Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities, College of Public Health, Temple University

The webinar will include real-time captioning and American Sign Language remote video interpreting. Presentation slides will be emailed to attendees prior to the webinar. If you need other disability-related accommodations, please specify your needs on the registration form. If you have trouble registering, email


NIDILRR, part of ACL, generates new knowledge and promotes its effective use so that people with disabilities can perform activities of their choice in the community. NIDILRR also works to expand society’s capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for people with disabilities.