Social isolation and loneliness can have a terrible impact on the mental and physical health of women and the pandemic has only magnified the impact. Research has shown that both genders battle isolation and loneliness, but at different times, for different reasons and in different ways. Raising awareness of the impact on our – sisters, mothers, aunts, grandmothers, neighbours, friends and more – is the first step to helping us all play a part in supporting women and making the world a happier and healthier place.
Here are a series of articles, videos and other content that we have selected to help you better understand the issue of social isolation, disconnection and loneliness for the female population. If you have suggestions on other content that you think others would benefit from, please feel free to reach out to us at info@GenWellProject.org.
Understanding social isolation, disconnection and loneliness in Women
- COVID-19 pandemic has increased loneliness and other social issues, especially for women (Adam Harringa – Mayo Clinic) – link
- Social Connections (Life Stance Health) – link
- Social isolation puts women at higher risk of hypertension (Science Daily) – link
- Females react differently than males to social isolation ( Science Daily) – link
- More millennial women say they feel lonely — despite having friends (Global News) –link
- Why You’re Feeling Isolated as a New Mom (Rachel Gurevich, RN – Very Well Family) –link