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.
A systematic review of thousands of studies around the world has found many aspects of our cities affect loneliness. But people’s relationship with their environment is complex and highly individual.
Social isolation and loneliness in aging adults have been linked to numerous physical and mental health ailments. Teaching students how to listen deeply to older people can lessen those effects.
Spending Christmas by yourself can be hard but research shows there are things that should help.
Two new studies highlight the importance of social connection in the workplace and illustrate why working from home may not be the optimal workplace arrangement.
When the pandemic hit, green space was there for us at a time when others weren’t or couldn’t be. Urban greening might be the solution to the ‘lonelygenic environment’ that our cities have created.
A white paper launched today reveals four actions governments, researchers and policymakers can take to combat loneliness.
Models shows that some 4 million people in the US have lost a grandparent to COVID-19. But until now, there has been a dearth of research into the mental health effects of losing a grandparent.
Think again if you assume only older people are isolated by technology.
New research shows using social media can provide a much-needed boost to UK farmers’ wellbeing, connectedness and mental health, and even bank balances.
Loneliness is everywhere - so how can we get better at making new friends? The answer: vulnerability, trust and time.
As people living in long-term care homes brave another lockdown, communication is key and the presence of family members (virtually or through the window) is needed.
Comparing ourselves to people who are worse off than we are on social media should make us feel better. The opposite is true.
People can counter the helplessness felt during the pandemic and build power by creating a sense of purpose and community amid the confusion of COVID-19.
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With projections that 68% of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050, it’s important we tackle loneliness now before it becomes epidemic.
Lockdown loneliness doesn’t mean people are rushing out on dates, says an expert.
Social isolation in older adults can contribute to negative health outcomes. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this, but an arts-based program can alleviate some of the loneliness.
In a new survey, Australians report a reduction in the quality and size of their friendships, not just during lockdowns, but months after they end.
While online communities may not fully address the isolation LGBTQ youth face in-person, they can serve as an important source of social support and a springboard for civic engagement.