Gearing Up for the ‘New Normal’

In “The New Normal,” Dr. Jennifer Ashton explores the mental health repercussions of the pandemic and ways to rebuild our overall health.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #meditation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #weight

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Parents, Stop Talking About the ‘Lost Year’

Teenagers and tweens will be fine, experts say — if adults model resilience.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #friendship, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #middle-school, #parenting, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states

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How to Be Social Again

After a year of virtual gathering, getting back to real-life relationships can be intimidating. These eight simple exercises can help.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #optimism, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #university-of-california-berkeley

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Why We Romanticize the Past

Ah, the good old days. Were they really that good?

#content-type-service, #emotions, #loneliness, #memory

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How Covid Can Change Your Personality

Distancing and isolation shaped who we are.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #parties-social, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states

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Learning to Connect With My Male Friends

For some men, long-term, meaningful relationships are harder to build and maintain into adulthood.

#anxiety-and-stress, #friendship, #loneliness, #men-and-boys, #mental-health-and-disorders

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How Two Lonely Generations Are Helping Each Other Heal

Young adults and the elderly were especially isolated in the pandemic. There are efforts underway to help connect them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #loneliness, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #youth

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One Year Together, Apart

The pandemic redefined relationships and self-reliance.

#depression-mental, #loneliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Hearing My Dead Wife’s Voice in the Pandemic’s Silence

She had always been the person I turned to in difficult times. Maybe she could help me through this isolation, too.

#grief-emotion, #loneliness, #marriages, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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How Rhode Island Fell to the Coronavirus

A dense population of vulnerable citizens set the stage for a frightening epidemic.

#central-falls-ri, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #elderly, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hispanic-americans, #hospitals, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #loneliness, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #new-england-states-us, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #pawtucket-ri, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #providence-ri, #quarantines, #rhode-island, #rhode-island-hospital, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-science

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Are Some Foods Addictive

Food researchers debate whether highly processed foods like potato chips and ice cream are addictive, triggering our brains to overeat.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #american-journal-of-clinical-nutrition, #anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #carbohydrates, #diet-and-nutrition, #emotions, #fast-food-industry, #food, #loneliness, #obesity, #psychology-and-psychologists, #salt, #smoking-and-tobacco, #weight

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Despair Deepens for Young People as Pandemic Drags On

Experts paint a grim picture of the struggle with lockdown isolation — a “mental health pandemic” that should be treated as seriously as containing the coronavirus.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #youth

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‘Our Goal is That No Lemurs Live Alone’

At the Duke Lemur Center, an innovative plan to keep the animals social late in life: pair them with lemurs of another species.

#duke-university, #durham-nc, #elderly, #friendship, #lemurs, #loneliness, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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French Nun Sister Andre, Close to Turning 117, Knocks Down Covid-19

Sister André will celebrate her victory against the virus and her 117th birthday on Thursday with a feast, and a glass of Champagne.

#birthdays, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #france, #loneliness, #nuns, #nursing-homes

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The Pandemic Brought Depression and Anxiety. Reaching Out Helped.

Connecting with others on social media has helped ease the fear and loneliness of pandemic living.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media

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Book Review: ‘We Need to Hang Out,’ by Billy Baker

In “We Need to Hang Out,” Billy Baker dissects the perils of isolation and the very real struggle to connect.

#baker-billy-journalist, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #friendship, #loneliness, #men-and-boys, #we-need-to-hang-out-book

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What Would David Bowie Do?

Five years after his death, the dystopian world that his music describes seems closer than ever. But maybe he can show us a way out of it.

#blackstar-album, #bowie-david, #diamond-dogs-album, #grief-emotion, #loneliness, #pop-and-rock-music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #the-rise-and-fall-of-ziggy-stardust-and-the-spiders-from-mars-album

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‘Relapsing Left and Right’: Trying to Overcome Addiction in a Pandemic

Substance-abuse centers are shutting and relying on virtual programming, just as more and more people turn to drugs and alcohol.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #alcoholics-anonymous, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-jersey, #new-york-state

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‘Because of You Guys, I’m Stuck in My Room’

Residents and caregivers at senior living facilities write about life during the pandemic — and trying to stay safe while facing the challenges of long-term isolation.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #nursing-homes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #united-states

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How to Stay Connected and Fend Off Loneliness in the New Year

As we head into 2021, here is some advice from Well on how to replace loneliness with opportunities for connection.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Nursing Home Patients Are Dying of Loneliness

As the vaccine rolls out in nursing homes, more visits should be allowed.

#alzheimers-disease, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #loneliness, #nursing-homes, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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How New Yorkers Are Coping with Holidays Alone

For many in New York City, their pandemic-imposed loneliness has been even more pronounced during the holiday season.

#christmas, #coney-island-brooklyn-ny, #jamaica-queens-ny, #loneliness, #midwood-brooklyn-ny, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thanksgiving-day, #throgs-neck-bronx-ny

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Plants, Piano and Takeout: How New Yorkers Are Coping with Holidays Alone

For many in New York City, their pandemic-imposed loneliness has been even more pronounced during the holiday season.

#christmas, #coney-island-brooklyn-ny, #jamaica-queens-ny, #loneliness, #midwood-brooklyn-ny, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thanksgiving-day, #throgs-neck-bronx-ny

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‘Wintering’ Offers Hopeful Perspective on Embracing Difficult Times

In her memoir, Katherine May writes about coping with “a fallow period in life when you’re cut off from the world, feeling rejected, sidelined, blocked from progress.”

#books-and-literature, #loneliness, #may-katherine-author, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #wintering-the-power-of-rest-and-retreat-in-difficult-times-book

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The Pandemic’s Inhuman Demands

Emotional respite has become a scarce public resource.

#birx-deborah-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #medicine-and-health, #newsom-gavin, #politics-and-government, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media

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How to Combat Pandemic Loneliness

Ways to seek support while social distancing.

#anxiety-and-stress, #loneliness, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines

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Dear Santa: It’s Been a Hard Year

In 23,000 letters addressed to the North Pole, collected through a U.S. Postal Service program, wish lists from children across the nation reflect the strain of this year.

#christmas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #letters, #loneliness, #parenting, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #santa-claus, #toys, #unemployment, #usps-operation-santa-claus

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Building Emotional Safety Nets for Men

Support networks with other men can help fend off the loneliness and isolation many men experience.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #friendship, #loneliness, #men-and-boys, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Hermits Teach About Solitude, Loneliness, Isolation

Contemporary hermits are reaching out to people struggling with isolation. Their message: Go inward, and get outside.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #meditation, #prayers-and-prayer-books, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #your-feed-selfcare

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The Truth About Thanksgiving Alone in New York City

In a city where the holiday has special significance, a ban on gatherings has left some New Yorkers planning lonely feasts.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thanksgiving-day

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It’s Never Been Harder to Be the New Kid on the Block

Moving to a new place is never easy. It’s even harder, and lonelier, when no one is supposed to come within six feet of you.

#boston-mass, #california, #loneliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic, Not Home for the Holidays

This Thanksgiving, none of our grandchildren will be at our table. But the pandemic winter still leaves room for the imagination.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-personal-profile, #lewis-c-s, #loneliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #texas, #thanksgiving-day

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Teens in Covid Isolation: ‘I Felt Like I Was Suffocating’

Remote learning, lockdowns and pandemic uncertainty have increased anxiety and depression among adolescents, and heightened concerns about their mental health.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #education-k-12, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-healthcare

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How to Deal With Quarantine-Induced Social Anxiety

Yes, you can enjoy socializing again. But it might take a little effort.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Enjoy the Holidays Alone

Single people make up one third of all American households and finding ways to celebrate this Thanksgiving means taking action ahead of time.

#content-type-service, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #loneliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #single-persons, #social-media, #thanksgiving-day

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Americans, Stop Being Ashamed of Weakness

As human beings, our vulnerability is the source of our strength.

#loneliness, #stroke, #united-states

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Nursing Homes, Racked by the Virus, Face a New Crisis: Isolation

Nursing homes set restrictions to lower risks, but Covid-19 has continued spreading in some homes, and residents are now grappling with consequences from isolation.

#alzheimers-disease, #american-health-care-assn, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #depression-mental, #disease-rates, #elder-care, #elderly, #kirkland-wash, #loneliness, #nursing-homes

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You’re Not Too Old to Talk to Someone

Studies have shown that older people do as well in psychotherapy as younger ones. But finding and affording therapy can prove difficult.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #elderly, #loneliness, #medicare, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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What It’s Like to Be a Teen During the Pandemic

It’s rough for adolescents during the pandemic. Here’s what they’re going through, and how you can help.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Your Work Friends Knew Exactly What Kind of Week You’d Had

A future without chats in the office kitchen seems pretty lonely.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #friendship, #labor-and-jobs, #loneliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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How to Connect With the Co-Workers You’re Missing

What you gain with remote work — increased flexibility and productivity — comes at the expense of interacting and socializing with colleagues in person. Here are some tips to help deal with that.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #friendship, #loneliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment

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The First Semester of College Has Never Been Stranger

The pandemic has made it harder to meet people. Classes and clubs have moved online. Students often eat alone. But they’re making the most of it.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

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What Does Retirement Look Like in a Pandemic?

Bucket-list plans for travel to exotic lands are on hold, while socializing and volunteering have gone virtual.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #loneliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #retirement, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #volunteers-and-community-service

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In Lockdown, an 86-Year-Old Blogger Finds an Audience and a New Purpose

Writing every day for weeks on end, she appealed to readers across the world. ‘That’ll be my role,’ she said. ‘To cheer people up.’

#blogs-and-blogging-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #loneliness, #scarves

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In Isolating Times, Can Robo-Pets Provide Comfort?

As seniors find themselves cut off from loved ones during the pandemic, some are turning to automated animals for company.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dementia, #elderly, #loneliness, #nursing-homes, #pets, #robots-and-robotics, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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I’m Not Alone. I Have My Cats.

The star of this short documentary calls himself ‘Catman.’

#animals, #austria, #breeding-of-animals, #cats, #documentary-films-and-programs, #loneliness, #pets, #switzerland

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The Coronavirus Made Us Socially Awkward

Deprive people of interactions with peers, and their social skills will atrophy. This is yet another side effect of the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #loneliness, #quarantines

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How to Meet New People, Even at a Distance

Online and offline platforms are helping strangers form social connections, which are crucial for our health, especially in a pandemic.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #social-media, #volunteers-and-community-service

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The 2020 Back-to-School List for Teens’ Emotional Well-Being

Forget backpacks and binders. Here are the essentials teenagers will need for the strange school year ahead.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #loneliness, #parenting, #quarantines, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

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Set Parents Free

Everyone is terrified of both sickness and censure. Are there better ways to raise our children amid a pandemic?

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #loneliness, #parenting

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