July 4, 2020 - Bridge n Brighten

Elder people together with cheerful faces

Isolation and Loneliness

Health risks associated with loneliness and social isolation are comparable to the dangers of smoking and obesity, increasing mortality risk by up to 30%. Feeling alone increases the risk of death by 26%, while social isolation and living alone increases mortality risk by 29% and 32%, respectively, according to a March 2015 study. Social connections have a profound influence on …

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