Seeking Connection

About the Program

For people of all ages, social connections are critical to mental health and wellbeing. Humans are hardwired to engage with others and depend on one another for support throughout a lifecycle. The COVID-19 pandemic illuminated the consequences of social isolation on a person’s mental health, and many people struggled with loneliness on a daily basis.

What does loneliness do to the brain? How does loneliness associate, or possibly cause, mental health issues like anxiety, depression and suicide ideation? And how do people cope with loneliness and foster the social connections they need most?

Join Call to Mind host Kimberly Adams for Seeking Connection, a 1-hour broadcast special exploring the relationship between loneliness and mental health issues, and the power of social connections.

Call to Mind’s specials explore an emerging area of understanding in mental health and aim to illustrate new knowledge to empower people to engage with in their well-being. All Call to Mind programs are produced with a focus on identity representation.


One hour

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Preview audio available: February 15, 2023
Promo spot available: February 15, 2023
Program rundown available: February 27, 2023
Date content will be uploaded: February 27, 2023


Broadcast Window

March 1, 2023 - April 30, 2023

If you'd like to air this special outside of the indicated broadcast window, please contact your Station Relations Representative.

Broadcast Rights

Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before May 1, 2023. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

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Kimberly Adams

Kimberly Adams is the host of Call to Mind’s national broadcast programs, and a host and senior correspondent for APM's Marketplace. She covers mental health, politics, business and the economy from Washington, DC, where she also serves as Chair for the Board of Governors at the National Press Club. Before moving to DC, Kimberly was a Cairo-based journalist reporting on the political, social, and economic upheaval in Egypt following the Arab Spring. Her award-winning work aired on multiple networks in the United States, Canada, the UK, Germany, Hong Kong, and elsewhere.

Kimberly identifies as a Black woman (she/her).

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