Isolation and loneliness during the pandemic

By Sidney Henkensiefken ( Henkensiefken is a staff photographer for the Campus Ledger. This is her first semester at the Ledger and she joined to continue her passion for photography. Henkensiefken loves talking about politics, hanging out with her friends and being with her family. 

During this time, everyone in America is being strongly encouraged to stay inside. This is can be hard for many people, as being isolated affects one’s mental health. The American Psychological society states “social isolation [is linked] with adverse health consequences including depression, poor sleep quality, impaired executive function, accelerated cognitive decline, poor cardiovascular function and impaired immunity at every stage of life.”


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