Isolation can cut your life short

Isolation and loneliness can have major physical and mental health consequences. New research shows socializing is critical to survival and longevity.

Jason Clement-McGill • futurity
June 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: isolation loneliness emotions social-lives health-and-medicine lifespan immune-systems

Did insomnia cause April’s spike in suicidal thoughts?

"Without sufficient good quality sleep, suicidal thoughts start to have a louder voice." Surveys indicate mental health risk during April.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona • futurity
June 3, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 depression suicide sleep insomnia loneliness great-depression emotions featured health-and-medicine

Why basing self-worth on money makes you lonely

"When people base their self-worth on financial success, they experience feelings of pressure and a lack of autonomy..."

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
April 10, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: loneliness money emotions society-and-culture social-lives identity self-image

Stress and poor sleep may boost your COVID-19 risk

Lost sleep, stress, and loneliness can up your chance of getting sick. That includes COVID-19 risk. There are, however, things you can do.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
March 25, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 anxiety stress sleep loneliness emotions featured social-lives health-and-medicine immune-systems

How to deal with holiday loneliness and isolation

The holiday season "can bring up past difficult holidays, amplify challenges related to loneliness and disconnection, and just bring people down."

Robert Polner-NYU • futurity
Dec. 19, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: holidays loneliness featured social-lives health-and-medicine

For older teens, phone dependence can predict depression

A new study finds that smartphone dependency predicts greater loneliness and depressive symptoms in older teens, rather than the other way around.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
Oct. 2, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: teenagers depression loneliness mobile-devices health-and-medicine

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