Coping With Despair

Be the person you want to live with every day of your life.

#anxiety-and-stress, #buddhism, #loneliness, #psychology-and-psychologists

For Some Parkinson’s Patients, Boxing Can Be Therapy

No-contact boxing is a great full-body workout for anyone, but some experts say people with neurological disorders just might benefit most.

#anxiety-and-stress, #boxing, #brain, #exercise, #falls, #loneliness, #parkinsons-disease, #physical-therapy, #rock-steady-boxing

How Many Close Friends Do You Need in Adulthood?

Social circles were shrinking even before the pandemic. Here’s what the science says about the number of close friendships we should have.

#friendship, #loneliness, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research

Virtual Reality Therapy Could Give Relief to Seniors

Some care facilities are giving older adults a way to visit their pasts to boost their well-being.

#dementia, #elderly, #headphones-and-headsets, #loneliness, #memory, #research, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #virtual-reality-computers

We’re in a Loneliness Crisis: Another Reason to Get Off Our Phones

We need to reconnect with material things: nature, soil, our bodies and other people in real life.

#dating-and-relationships, #food, #friendship, #internal-sub-only-nl, #loneliness, #pollan-michael, #social-media

‘It’s Life or Death’: The Mental Health Crisis Among U.S. Teens

Depression, self-harm and suicide are rising among American adolescents. For M, a 13-year-old in Minnesota, the despair was almost too much to take.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minneapolis-minn, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

New York Had an ‘Epidemic of Loneliness.’ Covid Made It Worse.

Changes in technology, work and the pace of life are damaging not just our emotional health, but also our physical health and life expectancy.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines

How to Make Friends After a Pandemic — and Why You Should

The more efficient our lives get, the lazier we are about making and keeping friends.

#buddhism, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #friendship, #loneliness, #quarantines, #sociology

How Love Changes Your Brain

In her new book, Stephanie Cacioppo, a neuroscientist, delves into romance, loss and human connection as she writes of her love story with her husband.

#brain, #dating-and-relationships, #loneliness, #love-emotion, #norepinephrine-hormone, #university-of-chicago

The Loneliness of the Locked-Down Single Mother

Having a job, a child and no help during a pandemic can take a toll — but also forge a special bond.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #love-emotion, #single-parents

Nine Mass Shootings

A violent weekend highlights America’s continuing crime wave.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #internal-storyline-no, #loneliness, #mass-shootings, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

What a ‘Grief Camp’ For Kids Can Show Us About Healing

Yaren, age 10, lost her mother at 6. She felt alone in her grief — until she attended a camp for kids who have lost someone important.

#belgium, #camps-and-camping, #children-and-childhood, #documentary-films-and-programs, #grief-emotion, #loneliness

How to Learn to Be Comfortable Being Alone and Appreciate Solitude

Solitude doesn’t have to feel lonely. It can be restoring and refreshing with a little practice.

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

‘It’s Just Stressful’: Students Feel the Weight of Pandemic Uncertainty

The pandemic has changed children. Some can’t shake that feeling of instability. Others are taking on adult responsibilities. And anxiety is all around.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #loneliness, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states

America Is Falling Apart at the Seams

Why are so many of us behaving so badly?

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #education-k-12, #firearms, #hate-crimes, #loneliness, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-highway-traffic-safety-administration, #philanthropy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #united-states, #yglesias-matthew

Colleges Fear Mental Health Crisis Amid Covid Surge

After almost two years of remote schooling, restricted gatherings and constant testing, many students are isolated and depressed. Omicron may make things worse.

#anxiety-and-stress, #capilouto-eli, #claremont-mckenna-college, #colleges-and-universities, #cornell-university, #dartmouth-college, #depaul-university, #depression-mental, #generation-z, #harvard-university, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #northwestern-university, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #university-of-kentucky, #youth

How Volunteering Can Help Ease Loneliness

Science tells us the solution may lie in what we do for others, not ourselves.

#content-type-service, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-cares, #volunteers-and-community-service

An English City’s Fight Against Loneliness

Frome, a small city in England, has taken an innovative approach to mental health with its fight against loneliness.

#anxiety-and-stress, #citiesfortomorrow, #frome-england, #great-britain, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #loneliness, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture

As U.S. Nears 800,000 Virus Deaths, 1 of Every 100 Older Americans Has Perished

They are among the most vaccinated groups, but people 65 and older make up about three-quarters of the nation’s coronavirus death toll.

#age-chronological, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #elderly, #loneliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

Opioids Feel Like Love. That’s Why They’re Deadly in Tough Times.

America can’t arrest its way out of a problem caused by the fundamental human need to connect.

#addiction-psychology, #endorphins, #loneliness, #opioids-and-opiates

How to Enjoy the Moment

A thought experiment for finding more happiness in the everyday. 

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

We Need Small Talk Now More Than Ever

Why chatting with your barista could help save America

#internal-sub-only-nl, #jacobs-jane, #loneliness, #polls-and-public-opinion, #trump-donald-j

Is This the Cure for the Loneliness of American Motherhood?

American moms are isolated, overworked and undersupported. The solution may be living together, separately.

#affordable-housing, #architecture, #cohousing-communities, #communes, #copenhagen-denmark, #design, #families-and-family-life, #loneliness, #parenting, #shakers, #silver-spring-md, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance

How to Drive Safely When You’re an Older Driver

Safe driving is possible for many people in their 70s, 80s and beyond, provided they take steps to maintain their skills.

#aarp, #age-chronological, #american-automobile-assn, #automobile-insurance-and-liability, #automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #content-type-service, #deaths-fatalities, #elderly, #exercise, #eyes-and-eyesight, #insurance-institute-for-highway-safety, #loneliness, #longevity, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

My Accidental Visit to Kyiv, the Pandemic’s Party Capital

Kyiv was supposed to be a quick layover for the writer Rosa Lyster. But its underground nightlife turned out to be just what she needed.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kyiv-ukraine, #loneliness, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations

We Need to Understand the Difference Between Isolation and Loneliness

Both can pose distinct dangers to our mental and physical health.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders

This Is Our Chance to Pull Teenagers Out of the Smartphone Trap

Loneliness among students has soared worldwide. It doesn’t have to be like that.

#education-k-12, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #smartphones, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Trump, Covid and the Loneliness Breaking America

Authoritarianism attracts isolated people.

#arendt-hannah, #bender-michael-c, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #frankly-we-did-win-this-election-the-inside-story-of-how-trump-lost-book, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #loneliness, #presidential-election-of-2020, #qanon, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-conditions-and-trends, #social-media, #the-storm-is-upon-us-how-qanon-became-a-movement-cult-and-conspiracy-theory-of-everything-book, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Andrew Rannells: What I Learned on Cameo During Covid

I taped personal messages to raise money for charity. I didn’t expect the requests to hit close to home. People wanted me to tell them, “You are OK.”

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

Why Leaving the Nest Is Harder the Second Time Around

After moving back in with their parents during the pandemic, some young adults are struggling to adjust to life on their own.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #youth

How to Rearrange Your Post-Pandemic ‘Friendscape’

Re-entry offers an opportunity to choose which relationships we wish to resurrect and which are better left dormant.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #friendship, #loneliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Kristen Radtke Considers Another American Epidemic: Loneliness

The writer and artist spent nearly three years researching why so many of us feel so alone. What she found was much worse than she imagined.

#loneliness, #radtke-kristen-1987, #writing-and-writers

For Mother’s Day, a Healing Meditation on Mortality

An emotional episode of “The Midnight Gospel” on Netflix helped our critic process her own fears about loneliness and loss.

#grief-emotion, #loneliness, #television, #the-midnight-gospel-tv-program, #trussell-duncan, #ward-pendleton

How Post-Covid Small Talk Could Be Deeper and Better

As we emerge from social isolation, there are ways to make our conversations richer and deeper. 

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #grief-emotion, #loneliness, #memory, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Doctors Harness the Power of Human Connections

Social medicine programs, which often encourage patients to engage with other people, can help address dementia, isolation and more.

#alzheimers-disease, #dementia, #doctors, #elderly, #loneliness, #parkinsons-disease, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Feeling Blah During the Pandemic? It’s Called Languishing

It’s the neglected middle child of mental health, and can dull your motivation and focus. It may be the dominant emotion of 2021.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #productivity, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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

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

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

Why We Romanticize the Past

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

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

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

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

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

One Year Together, Apart

The pandemic redefined relationships and self-reliance.

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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