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Loneliness Resources

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“Growing Old is not for the Weak of Heart”: Social Isolation and Loneliness in Muslim Immigrant Older Adults in Canada

Discussion of the impact of loneliness on older Muslim immigrants in Canada.

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‘It Broke My Heart’: ER doctor Aims to Fight Loneliness ‘Epidemic’ Amid COVID-19

Narrative of a doctor working in the ER and witnessing patients die in isolation.

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Who is Lonely in Lockdown? Cross-Cohort Analyses of Predictors of Loneliness Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Large scale UK study identifying risk factors for loneliness during the pandemic.

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The Trajectory of Loneliness in Response to COVID-19.

Survey of Americans to discover risk factors for loneliness such as age and chronic medical conditions.

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The Loneliness of COVID-19: How to Deal With Your New Life

Coping strategies for dealing with loneliness during COVID-19.

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The Double Pandemic Of Social Isolation And COVID-19: Cross-Sector Policy Must Address Both

Discusses topics such as the long-term effects of social isolation and the importance of prioritizing social needs.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Pandemic of Lockdown Loneliness and the Role of Digital Technology

Article exploring the role of technology in tackling lockdown loneliness.

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Social Isolation in COVID-19: The Impact of Loneliness

Discussion of the negative long-term health outcomes of loneliness as well as the best ways to address loneliness.

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Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Elderly Immigrants: The Case of South Asian Elderly Living in Canada

Article about the effects of social isolation on older South Asians living in Canada.

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Physical Distancing in COVID-19 May Exacerbate Experiences of Social Isolation among People Living with HIV

Examination of the experiences of people living with HIV during social distancing.

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Parasocial Relationships and Depression Among LGBQ Emerging Adults Living With Their Parents During COVID-19: The Potential forOnline Support

Article explores how parasocial relationships with Youtubers can reduce loneliness among LGBT youth.

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Loneliness: A Signature Mental Health Concern in the Era of COVID-19

Comparison of data depicting loneliness and depression among English-speaking Americans before and during the pandemic.

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Loneliness of Older Immigrant Groups in Canada: Effects of Ethnic-Cultural Background

Discussion of the effects of loneliness on older adult immigrants in Canada.

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Loneliness in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Associations with Age, Gender and Their Interaction

Study pooled a sample of 3,012 English-speaking Canadian adults aged 18+ years looking for age and gender difference and controlling for marriage status, income, education, living alone, and employment status.

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Loneliness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Examination of loneliness among older adults and the challenges of technology-based connection for this population.

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Loneliness and Social Isolation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Article about the negative health outcomes of loneliness including reduced sleep, higher consumption of alcohol, and higher risk of suicide.

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Loneliness Among Older Adults in the Community During COVID-19: A Cross-Sectional Survey in Canada

Data depicting loneliness among older adults living alone during the first wave of coronavirus.

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Loneliness Among Homeless Individuals During the First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic

A measure of loneliness among homeless individuals in Germany. Examination of additional risk factors such as gender, age, and education.

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Isolation, Loneliness, and COVID-19: Pandemic Leads to Sharp Increase in Mental Health Challenges, Social Woes

Investigation of loneliness in lockdown, such as the steep increase in older adults using video conferencing platforms.

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Intolerance of Uncertainty and Loneliness in Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Examination of the mental health outcomes for older adults in Greece during social distancing, with attention to gender difference.

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How Might Social Distancing Impact Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Trans and Two-Spirit Men in Canada

Article explores how gay, bi, queer, trans, and two-spirit men are uniquely affected by social distancing measures.

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Homeless System Response: Social Distancing: Inspired Ideas for Addressing Loneliness

Community ideas for reducing loneliness among the homeless population.

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Does Canada need a Minister of Loneliness?

Discussion about whether Canada requires a Minister of Loneliness, to attend to growing rates of loneliness among the population.

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Determinants of Loneliness Among Older Adults in Canada

Academic article exploring the negative outcomes of loneliness among older adults in Canada.

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Changes in Daily Loneliness for German Residents During the First Four Weeks of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Study reports on self-disclosed levels of loneliness in the first few months of the pandemic.

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Alone and Apart: Canadians are Feeling Lonelier Than Ever

Discussion of how loneliness is affecting Canadians.