Social Connectedness Resources

Key points

  • Strong social connections can protect against the harmful effects of loneliness and isolation.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers resources for social connectedness.
  • Explore resources from CDC, federal websites, and other important online sources offering information, advice, and support.
Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation: Surgeon General's advisory on the healing effects of Social Connection and Community.

Resources for the general public

People of all ages—young and old—may experience loneliness and isolation. And sometimes poor relationships can cause harm. If you or someone you know is experiencing isolation, loneliness, or are in crisis, these resources that can help.

Special notice

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