Loneliness Can Lead to Mental, Physical Health Issues: What PR Can Do

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How much have the pandemic, political divisions in our communities and other factors increased isolation and depression? New research by Newhouse School graduate student Amy Barone discovers loneliness might be the key factor that leads to physical and mental health problems.

Barone, who also teaches in the writing studies, rhetoric and composition department in the College of Arts and Sciences, conducted the research as part of a project with Hua Jiang, associate dean of academic affairs at Newhouse and an associate professor of public relations. The findings could help shape public health campaigns to help people find health care. The research focused specifically on Black people and African Americans in Generation X and Gen Z.

Listen to this episode of “Newhouse Impact” to learn more about the research and how it might help people.