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For the 15-18 age group, 25% feel very lonely or fairly lonely. For those ages 19-29, the number was even higher, with 27% feeling significant levels of loneliness. Interestingly, the numbers are lowest for the oldest age group, as just 17% of those 65 and over feel lonely, while 22% of 45- to 64-year-olds report experiencing loneliness.
The holidays can be a difficult time for anyone, but they can be especially challenging for those who have lost a loved one. The festive atmosphere and emphasis on family and friends can serve as a painful reminder of the person who is no longer there.
Jelia Hepner, WRAL multiplatform producer
If you feel lonely, you're actually in good company: Nearly 1 in 4 adults across the world have reported feeling very or fairly lonely, a new Meta-Gallup survey has found.
By Taylor Nicioli, CNN
With the air quality from wildfire smoke reaching levels of 'very unhealthy' on top of existing coronavirus restrictions, many West Coast may be feeling the isolation more than ever.
Social distancing and loneliness can take a serious toll on your mental health, but careful thought should be given before expanding your "quarantine bubble."
Nursing homes and long-term care facilities have their own hurdles battling coronavirus. Some of those have to do with residents' emotional as well as physical well-being. WRAL's Leslie Moreno looked at what is being done to address the impact of isolation on this vulnerable group.
Coronavirus has brought on many challenges especially at nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
Leslie Moreno, WRAL multimedia journalist
Topics include the death of George Floyd, protests, COVID-19, finances, isolation and the effects that come from it all.
With compounding crises in the United States -- a pandemic, massive unemployment and nationwide protests, our mental health is being tested. It's a lot to deal with every day. Author of the book "Get in a Good Mood & Stay There," Dannie De Novo spoke with WRAL News on Wednesday.
As public activities and spaces continue to be closed, these four strategies can help you maintain balance as we all ride out this pandemic.
With the coronavirus pandemic sweeping through the country, many Americans are under strict instruction to stay at home and practice social distancing from others. Here are five ways you can cope with loneliness while still safely staying at home.
Experts at Northwestern University provides some tips on how you can stave off depression, sadness and loneliness during these times of social distancing.
But Valentine's Day isn't the only time people struggle with loneliness.
Nearly everyone needs a pick-me-up in the winter months following the holidays -- especially seniors.
A new survey led by health insurer Cigna found a 7 percent rise in loneliness since 2018.
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Loneliness and social isolation is the public health concern of our time. It is quite literally killing us.