When I chat with patients about their mental experiences so far this year, they often tell me that they feel lonely. That could be because of the new social distancing rules. Or the effects of quarantine. Yet please don’t take it lightly. Social interaction and intimacy is incredibly healthy and going without it is not. To combat it is actually really simple! While being sure to make sure you and others are safe…
- Take more time outdoors
- Reach out to friends and family members and spend quality time with them
- Share your living space with someone else
- Avoid binge-watching the television
- Get a pet!