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Alone Together Is Still Alone

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There’s a few popular phrases being passed around right now: “You’re not alone.” And, “we’re all in this together.” They’re necessary sentiments. With the recent death of George Floyd, and the continuing COVID-19 crisis, people are feeling lonely. And for those living alone amid the pandemic, the isolation can be really difficult. This hour, we discuss how loneliness affects our mental and physical health. Coming up we hear from those that have experienced periods of solitude, and what they did to fight off the loneliness. 

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  • Jamie Aten  - a psychologist and Founder and Executive of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute, Blanchard Chair of Humanitarian and Disaster Leadership (@WheatonHDI)
  • Aspen Matis - author of Girl in the Woods and Your Blue is Not My Blue
  • Dr. Shelley Best - entrepreneur and ordained minister (@RevShelley)
Lucy leads Connecticut Public's strategies to deeply connect and build collaborations with community-focused organizations across the state.
Tess is a senior producer for Connecticut Public news-talk show Where We Live. She enjoys hiking Connecticut's many trails and little peaks, gardening and writing in her seven journals.

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