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Help make the Santa Barbara Foundation Behavioral Health and Resilience Educational Series More Personalized, Interactive, and Intelligent, and Directly Applicable to the Communities of Your Greatest Concern.

An App to Fill the Gap!

For Benefactors and Sponsors of the Santa Barbara Behavioral Health Educational Series

Paying Forward Charter Sponsor Packages

  • Our Initial Donation Goal for This Project is $50,000.

Use of Funds:

  • Refining the present program
  • Building, testing, and marketing a special “App to Fill the Gap”
  • Developing other special educational programs in this Behavioral Health Series.
  • Making these programs freely available to economically disadvantaged, minority, and vulnerable members of the community.

Donation:

  • Please make your tax-deductible contribution payable directly to “Resilient Santa Barbara Fund” at the Santa Barbara Foundation
  • For more please click the FUND button on the top right of your screen.

Springs of Amethysts- $ 100

  • Public Recognition as a Community Health Charter Sponsor
  • Signed individual copies of Piloting through Chaos—The Explorer’s Mind (Julian Gresser/2013)
  • Free gift membership in the Self-Care Multiplier Exchange

Rivulets of Moonstones - $500

  • Amethysts awards plus:
  • 5 Free Gift Memberships in the Self-Care Multiplier Exchange
  • Resilience Reflex Ball

Sparkles of Opal - $1K

  • All of Amethyst and Moonstone awards plus:
  • Public lecture in your honor
  • 10 Free Gift Memberships in the Self-Care Multiplier Exchange

Fountains of Pearls - $5K

  • All of Amethyst, Moonstone, and Opal awards plus:
  • ½ workshop/ training/consultation with any organization or company of your choice in Santa Barbara
  • 15 Free Gift Memberships in the Self-Care Multiplier Exchange

Jade Eddies - $10K

  • Amethysts, Moonstone, Opal, and Pearl awards, plus:
  • Two ½ workshop/training/consultation with any organization or company of your choice in Santa Barbara
  • 20 Free Gift Memberships in the Self-Care Multiplier Exchange

Sapphire Brooks of Laughing Hearts - $25K

  • All of Amethyst, Moonstone, Opal, Pearl, and Jade awards plus:
  • 20 Free Gift Memberships in the Self-Care Multiplier Exchange
  • Development and delivery of specialized Behavioral Health and Resilience Program for communities of special concern or interest to you.

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Ruby Streams of Laughing Hearts - $35K

  • All of the Amethyst, Moonstone, Opal, Pearl, Jade, and Sapphire awards plus:
  • 10 hours of dedicated free consulting time to community causes of highest priority to sponsor
  • One full day (1) training program with materials for organization of choice to you.
  • Special prize award to designated cause of choice.

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Diamond Rivers of Laughing Hearts - $50K

  • All of Amethyst, Moonstone, Opal, Sapphire, Ruby awards plus:
  • Two full day (1) training programs with materials for organizations of your choice.
  • Matching grants to designated organizations of choice any time within the next three years.

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Resilience and Loneliness

There is a loneliness epidemic in our world, one that is exasperated by information age rather than reduced by it.  Loneliness can have serious health repercussions and can impact nearly every age group.

Loneliness, anxiety, loss of resilience, depression, and impaired immune function are now recognized as part of the panoply of aging.

Loneliness, Resilience, Mental Health, and Quality of Life in Old Age: A Structural Equation Model

Evolutionary Mechanisms for Loneliness

Loneliness Harms Your Health—and It’s Increasing – Douglas LaBier Ph.D.

Loneliness is recorded to have reached epidemic levels in the U.S.

Why are Americans so lonely? Massive study finds nearly half of US feels alone, young adults most of all

As we become even more electronically connected, perhaps we are becoming more alone and less connected, at the level of heart.

How Smartphones are Contributing to the Loneliness Epidemic

The Loneliness Epidemic – We’re more connected than ever but are we feeling more alone?

Recently, however, scientists are discovering that cultivating resilience may hold the key to the restoring meaning and life force in the face of the physical, mental, and social challenges of loneliness.

Psychology Today – The Surprising Antidote to Loneliness

And we have new tools to measure our progress.

UCLA Loneliness Scale

 

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