Form & Maintain Healthy Relationships
Social connectedness is essential to our emotional resiliency and overall health. Studies show that isolation and loneliness are associated with increased mortality and morbidity, especially among individuals already diagnosed with lifestyle-related conditions.
Loneliness & Your Health
Loneliness, living alone and poor social connections are as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Loneliness occurs when people withdraw and become cut off from family, friends and community. Any number of changes can trigger this issue. Loneliness has been linked to higher blood pressure, earlier onset of dementia, and more colds than normal.
Signs that you might be lonely
Connection with others can help with:
Connections happen when:
Do you have enough support?
Ask yourself if you have at least a few friends or family members who:
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