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Combating loneliness during the pandemic

Posted at 4:41 PM, Apr 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-14 16:41:16-04

During this pandemic many studies have that found one of the biggest emotional traumas people suffer from is loneliness, and its effects on everyday life.

Rob Mack. Positive Psychology Expert, says social distancing and physical distancing over the last year have brought on these feelings. While several of us have been staying connected over technology, it can't replace in-person interaction and can make us feel more disconnected in person, he says.

This lonely feeling greatly impacted those in the 18-to-25-year-old age group. Before the pandemic people in this age group reported feeling lonely about about 35% of the time, but that increased to about 61% as the pandemic has continued.

Positive psychology is the study of what makes life worth living, and how you can live a happier life from the inside out. Mack says one way to use this is to help others by reaching out to those who may be feeling lonely in order to help yourself.

Mack does say that there is no substitute for getting professional help, though. If you'd like to get more information on this or positive psychology, you can head to

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