COVID-19 Update

Loneliness During the Pandemic: What Can You Do?

Feeling tired, depressed, less motivated, and even out of practice and nervous about reentry into the social world? Extended social isolation as a result of physical distancing is one likely culprit. Your experience mirrors what people are experiencing nationally.

In the American Psychological Association’s Stress in America (2020), 80% of respondents reported that the pandemic and its deleterious effects on our sense of community and togetherness is a significant source of stress and that stress has been increasing over time.

The good news is that there are actions we can take and resources available to assist us, our family, friends, and communities to feel better and to navigate this difficult time of isolation, distancing, and, paradoxically, the ambiguities of re-engagement with the social world.

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