Strategies for coping with loneliness will be discussed at
The program, titled "Isolated and Alone: Imprisoned in
Iran," includes a filmed interview with Sarah Shourd, who
accidentally crossed the Iranian border while hiking and was held
in solitary confinement for 410 days.
"Everything about solitary is meant to dehumanize you and turn
you against yourself and everyone else," says Shourd. "As I got
worse, the limited time I was allowed with my fellow hikers became
my lifeline and gave me the strength to fight against my
Participants will consider the consequences of loneliness and
how they can avoid experiencing it.