How to Manage Anxiety and Loneliness During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Between the constant news updates on the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and the loneliness that comes from social distancing or quarantining to slow its spread, current events can take a toll on mental health.

According to Google, searches for “loneliness” have now reached the highest level since it started tracking searches in 2004. While epidemiologists emphasize that social distancing — canceling events, closing schools, limiting person-to-person contact — is essential to reducing the spread of coronavirus and ease the pressure on healthcare services, it exacerbates the feeling of loneliness.

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