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Coping with Social Isolation

The coronavirus pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges for daily life, including increased physical separation as a result of social distancing guidance. Humans have an innate need for connection and social contact, and research has demonstrated a significant association between social isolation and mental health concerns. Social distancing can feel like social isolation, but it does not have to. The links below offer resources for coping with feelings of isolation as well as provide suggestions about how to remain connected to others while practicing social distancing.

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How To Be Alone, But Not Lonely, Despite The CoronavirusBrief Audio Clip (3 minutes):

A Guide to Self-Care While Social Distancing YouTube Video (5 minutes):