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By Jana Mathia
Gazette Editor 

Staying connected during social distancing

 

March 19, 2020



Study after study shows the importance of social connection to overall health, especially mental. With the current emphasis on social distancing and fears of spreading disease, it can be easy to forget the importance of maintaining that aspect of our mental health. While we rejoice in our wireless accomplishments, we remain a herd animal drawn to the company of others.

Sadly, those most needing to distance themselves are the ones that already suffer from isolation. Some elderly individuals already go days between getting to meet and talk with people. How much worse will it be if they are ac...



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