While it’s hard to admit you’re lonely, doing so can help you connect with others.
Rats prefer to help their own kind, and human brains may be wired the same way.
Humans are a profoundly social species; our desire for social connection is embedded in our evolutionary history, and is highly important to our well-being.
Today’s high-stress environment is an opportunity to reset how our brains deal with stressful situations.
With increasing numbers of people isolated because of quarantine and social distancing, COVID-19 is not the only public health threat we should be worried about—loneliness is one as well.