Social Isolation Leads to Loneliness
According to Psychology Today, 61% of Americans express being in some state of loneliness. Quarantining created loneliness in even the most social individuals who were forced to sequester with only immediate family; some were left in complete solitude. Much isolation is built into the Gen-Z lifestyle, excluding lockdowns. Screen time has reduced or entirely replaced participation in sports, community groups and other social activities. Remote working, while convenient for some, eliminated the breakroom interactions or casual conversations that would occur passing by another’s office on the way to one’s workspace.
Life in The Mods: 4 walls, 2 meals and an Uber Eats voucher
The Mods, housing for COVID-positive students, are pictured on Feb. 1.Ian Lau / The Tufts Daily. Since the start of the spring semester, hundreds of undergraduate students on the Medford/Somerville campus have tested positive for COVID-19, and many of them have been required to isolate in one of the modular housing units on the Vouté Tennis Courts. Many will be familiar with the procedure by now: After testing positive, students have 90 minutes to corral their linens and toiletries, pack their suitcases and make the trek to their assigned unit.
Editorial: A Lesson Learned from Fear - Mental Health Matters
Putting one foot in front of the other on a daily basis is challenging to anyone who suffers with mental illness. It’s an even bigger struggle if there’s no support system in place that you can rely on. I became aware of this through my personal issues and my observations of the world around me. We are living in a time of fear… of the unknown… a time of chaos. Finding services to help those currently struggling with mental illness is difficult. There’s no quick trip to the emergency room if the brain hurts. It’s a process that takes a lot of time… time that some people think they don’t have. We need to do better in tackling this problem.
Robotic pets could be a benefit for your family member
This puppy could be a good substitute for a loved one in a care center.Joy for All Companion Pet Pup. According to HomeCare, a study finds Joy for All "robotic companion pets improve interactions, behaviors and quality of life in hospice dementia patients."