Tag: mental health

The Lonliness Economy

Chronic loneliness can shorten lifespan by as much as 20 years – more than alcoholism or obesity. This epidemic is not new but it is still getting worse as Americans are getting increasingly lonely. In 2019, 61% of people felt lonely some or all the time, up from 54% of people feeling lonely in 2018. Most say that those around them do not share their interests, know them very well, …
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The COVID-19 Economy in Isolation

COVID-19 has brought health concerns to a whole new level. But the public isn’t looking at one of the most important parts of human health – mental health. During COVID-19, 2 out of every 3 Americans have felt anxious, depressed, lonely, or hopeless at least one time per week. One of the first signs of stress is panic buying. Supermarkets quickly ran out of common household supplies as millions of …
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How to Practice Social Distancing

Social distancing is impacting many things in our daily lives. Many say that it is causing people to become more lonely – but even before this epidemic nearly half of all adult Americans felt lonely some or all the time. Feeling left out, not sharing the same interests as others, feeling they aren’t known, and saying they don’t have friends are all types of loneliness that have gone up from …
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Mental Health Under Quarantine

The USA has recently become the nation with the highest number of reported COVID-19 cases. This has prompted the government to close many stores and make everyone stay home, unless in cases of emergency. This stay at home order and with it an increasing anxiety can be damaging for your mental health and stability if nothing is done. Self isolation can have many effects on the mind and body. Social …
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