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Author: Alex Derr

Social Isolation and Anxiety
Blogs

Social Isolation and Anxiety: What’s the Connection?

Social isolation is a serious condition that causes a range of negative impacts on health and well-being. For example, studies have found that being isolated from others is comparable to smoking 20 cigarettes a day. However, it also impacts our mental and behavioral health. Specifically,

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Webinars

Strengthening Social Connectedness Among Veterans: A Webinar

Social connectedness plays an important role in the health and well-being of veterans. From physical health and wellness to mental health issues like depression, PTSD or suicide, providing strong social support is a demonstrated way to improve outcomes across the board. However, despite the evidence,

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introduction to social connectedness
Blogs

Introduction to Social Connectedness: What Is It?

Social connectedness is a difficult concept to describe in one sentence. Generally speaking, it is the experience of belonging to a social community or network – a feeling of being supported and connected to others who provide value and meaning in your life. Social connectedness

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raising your response rate
Briefs

Raising Your Response Rate: A Brief

A Network Science Brief from Visible Network Labs A high response rate is ideal for any survey, but it’s a critically important necessity when it comes to a network survey. This is because network data is not representative, as with most surveys. Each individual in

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social isolation vs loneliness
Infographics

Social Isolation vs Loneliness: An Infographic Explainer

Social isolation and loneliness appear a lot in the news these days. Following the past two years of quarantines and social distancing, these twin concerns are now a major priority for governments, mental health providers, and others in a number of sectors. However, there are

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Infographics

Indicators of Social Isolation Among Older Adults

Many studies suggest that older adults face a higher risk of social isolation and loneliness than the average American. This is due to several reasons, including a greater likelihood of losing a spouse or significant other, physical isolation in a care home, and a reduction

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