Hearing voices that are threatening or critical can be frightening and disruptive to daily life.
People who hear voices are six times more likely to feel lonely.
Hikikomori live in a state of extreme and distressing withdrawal.
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Traumatic experiences (usually of shame or defeat) lead many people across the globe to cut themselves off from social contact and withdraw from society.
Social relationships are generally good for mental health, but too much social activity can backfire, leading to fatigue and feelings of guilt when there isn't enough time to nurture relationships.
It’s tempting to take a break from pandemic precautions.
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It's draining and depressing to stay on high alert month after month after month. Understanding pandemic fatigue better might help you strengthen your resolve.
In the time of coronavirus, people with dementia and their caregivers need more support than ever.
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New statistics show that people with dementia have been particularly vulnerable during the pandemic.
Cut yourself some slack. For most people, the pandemic has been a unique challenge.
A sense of purpose and a social bond on the pitch.
In order to contain a deadly virus, the COVID Alert app needs to go viral.
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Ironically, to encourage people to download the COVID Alert app, we need viral processes as we attempt to contain an actual virus. And that's a challenge when we're socially isolated.
Some children are not socially engaging with their peers in the way they did before the pandemic. It's understandable if parents are worried.
Rural communities are seeing population growth as people leave the city during the pandemic.
The coronavirus restricted life in the city and enabled working from home (or anywhere). People are considering moving to the countryside for cheaper cost of living and a higher quality of life.
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Dear Diary, keeping a daily journal of these pandemic times can help us process them and follow in some great literary footsteps.
The ancient term 'acedia' describes the paradoxical combination of jangling nerves and vague lack of purpose many of us are feeling now. Reviving the label might help.
Many disabled people are facing difficulties maintaining and forming intimate relationships during COVID-19.
Even before the pandemic, disabled people reported feeling socially isolated and lonely. Their plight has only been exacerbated by responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In healthy older people, loneliness has a pattern of stress response similar to that of people who are under chronic stress.
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The social isolation older adults are experiencing as they try to stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic is raising new mental health risks, but people can take steps to protect themselves.
The same stay-at-home recommendations meant to protect older adults from COVID-19 can also leave them feeling isolated and lonely.
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Social distancing is leaving older Americans more isolated and opening them up to serious health risks.
A lifeguard keeps watch over a packed beach in Huntington Beach, Calif., on June 28, when the number of new cases of COVID-19 in the state have been climbing.
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After months of isolation, beaches could see a rising number of rescues and drownings.
A new social world for children may be right outside their front door.
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In some parts of the US, a silver lining of COVID-19 may be a return to childhood friendships based in neighborhoods.
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves…
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It doesn't matter how smooth your conversations have been. Absent the touch, taste and smell of a potential partner, you're essentially flying blind.
People gather on the rocks outside the famous Fogo Island Inn, part of a social enterprise aimed at helping local communities hit hard by the collapse of the cod industry.
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Social enterprises like the one in Fogo Island, N.L., offer hope in a world turned upside down by the current pandemic.
Many boys will be happy to avoid the culture of the school locker room during the coronavirus.
The extended COVID-19 social isolation could be an opportunity for parents to have an impact on how boys are schooled in masculinity.