In the midst of one public health threat, we should not ignore a secondary one: Loneliness and social isolation take both a physical and mental toll. As noted by Scientific American, “the long-term harm caused by loneliness is similar to smoking or obesity.”
Social distancing and quarantining are the correct responses to a pandemic, so how can we cultivate social well-being while in isolation? Kalsey Killam, a World Economic Forum Global Shaper who specializes in social health and well-being, offers these suggestions:
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