How to Find Support During Times of Social Isolation
Living with a chronic disease is tough enough when you have friends and family members to support you; but, when you’re socially distanced, it can feel extra burdensome and lonely.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many unexpected challenges for people with chronic diseases. Many of those considered high-risk for COVID-19 complications are keeping themselves isolated, even as family and friends start venturing back out into the world. Whether you live alone, with a partner, or with a big family, this type of social isolation can compound the stress of an already difficult situation.
Pandemic or not, you might find yourself in situations where you’re isolated because of physical impairments or life changes, like a move to a new city or an overnight work shift. Fortunately, there are still steps you can take to find support during times of social isolation.