Research has shown that social isolation can pose a health risk, pandemic or not. And, now numerous news stories, blogs, and social media have posted about the effects of isolation and its effect on work, at home, and our mental well-being during this current health crisis. You and the communities you serve are also feeling these effects.
Though some states are lifting their stay-at-home restrictions, we will most likely continue to experience various levels of continued social distancing. How can you help? Here are some resources to assist your patrons and communities to help them through this time of isolation.