Need To Be Needed Project
Human beings are inherently social in nature with a fundamental motivation to engage in environments and activities that facilitate social connection.
Yet, adults with serious mental illnesses experience social isolation and loneliness at rates significantly greater than the general population. Social isolation and loneliness represent inadequacies in meaningful social connectedness, limiting feelings of mattering. The purpose of this project is to reduce isolation and loneliness for adults with serious mental illnesses through facilitating social relationships that matter.
This project was developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90DPCP0011-01-00; B. P. McCormick, principal investigator). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this website do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, or HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.