It’s important to identify the root causes of your stress and to find the coping mechanisms that work best for you.
Autistic people are not only more likely to feel lonely but are also more likely to experience it more acutely than non-autistic people according to new research.
Psychology researchers have focused on the idea that people form friendships with those who are similar, familiar and nearby. But how do individual people pick those who will become their friends?
Humans are social beings so it’s no wonder that feeling isolated can affect the way we think
COVID lockdowns and the rise of the gig economy have led to loneliness becoming an issue in the workplace.
For people who feel lonely, a trip to the supermarket could help – if only the store provided opportunities to chat at the checkout. A Dutch chain has done just that, and customers and staff love it.
More than half our interviewees described feelings of profound anguish as long COVID forced them to doubt their identity and question their life purpose
An increase in anti-Asian hate incidents during the pandemic contributed to a rise in depression among Asian and Asian American college students, a study found.
A statistic from a 2010 study is doing the rounds again. But is it helpful?
People who are lonely lead sicker and shorter lives. Just like the guidelines for food and exercise, public health guidelines for social connection can help us all live happier and healthier lives.
Is winning about mental toughness? How about coping with social isolation? Or will it be the one who’s in awe of a sunset?
Solitude is chosen, not thrust upon you.
The brilliance of the new Netflix TV show, ‘Beef,’ which looks at loneliness and urban life, is threatened by the controversial history of one of its supporting actors, David Choe.
Many older people tend to trim their social circles and focus their social efforts on family and close friends. New research on our close primate relatives may help explain why.
Early research finds that people get just about the same gratification from sexting with a chatbot as they do with another human.
Singing, as a communal exercise, can break down social barriers, reduce isolation and improve wellbeing.
A big reason the idea is gaining momentum globally is that the benefits for the health of individuals, communities and the environment are clear and almost immediate.
The sudden removal of ‘erotic’ features from the virtual friend app has left lovelorn users high and dry.
Public health measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic meant that many people experienced social isolation. But the pandemic didn’t invent loneliness, and its impacts on our health are growing.
Loneliness and social isolation are some of the strongest predictors of poor health. But many studies informing Canada’s new alcohol guidelines don’t consider social connection at all.