Meet The Mental Health Experts: Craig Chalquist – Isolation

Posted by | November 2, 2013 | Mental Health | No Comments
Craig Chalquist
Craig Chalquist

Craig Chalquist

Craig will be at the hackathon to help you develop your ideas and create solutions to specific mental health issues.  His specific area of interest is Isolation.

When a person is emotionally isolated, they keep their feelings completely to themselves, are unable to receive emotional support from others, “shut down” or feel numb, and cannot or do not communicate with others. Breaking a cycle of isolation is a difficult but necessary part of recovery from emotional distress. There are a number of prevention strategies recommended that we will explore to those that suffer from isolation.  Watch the video below for an introduction to the subject.

Craig Chalquist, PhD is department chair of East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he teaches ecopsychology, and at John F. Kennedy University, where he launched the world’s first Certificate in Ecotherapy. He is the author of several books, including those of the Animate California Series and Terrapsychology: Reengaging the Soul of Place, editor of Rebearths: Conversations with a World Ensouled, and co-editor of Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind. His areas of professional interest include depth psychology, ecopsychology, mythology, history, ecoresilient communities, theoretical and qualitative research, phenomenology, and complexity science. He manages the Deep Educator Network at LinkedIn, and his website is

Highground Hackers is proud to partner with the California Institute of Integral Studies which brings its expertise to succinctly articulate Problem Statements and work with participants at our Nov 16th Hackathon for Mental Health.    

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