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  • Social Connectedness
  • Social Connectedness

Everyone experiences loneliness.

Unchecked, loneliness impacts the health of individuals, families, and communities.

The pandemic has been a serious disruption for all Arizonans.

If you or someone you love is lonely, take action.

Take action against this silent epidemic.

Most health impacts are reversible.

Loneliness may be as bad for your health as smoking.

Medical and mental health providers can help with loneliness.

The first step is to acknowledge and accept that you are feeling lonely.

The effects of social disconnection accumulate throughout your life, so take action now.

Lonely employees are less engaged.

Broaden available services to address and deliver support.

Building socially-connected communities takes coordination.

Community groups like book clubs, churches, and intramural sports leagues are powerful tools for social connectedness.

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Help spread the word about the silent epidemic of loneliness.