The stay at home orders had a big impact on folks’ mental health according to a new report published in Women's Health.
The new Women's Health Interactive survey of over 1000 people finds:
- Loneliness has nearly tripled due to the lockdown.
- 58.1% of people say they’ve been feeling somewhat or much lonelier since lockdown began, while only 20.7% felt that way before it started.
- 60.6% of women reported feeling somewhat or much lonelier during lockdown, and increase from 18.4% pre-lockdown.
- 55% of men said they felt somewhat or much lonelier during lockdown, as compared to 22.4% pre-lockdown.
- Singles reported feeling the most loneliness overall (66.7%).
- Those who live with children reported the biggest increase in loneliness, 55% during as compared to 16.7% before.
Of course not being able to do the things they normally could resulted in a lot of those lonely feelings. The top things folks missed most include:
- Being with friends and family (59.5%)
- Dining out (47.2%)
- Traveling or going on vacation (26.6%)
- Going to work (26.4%)
- Going to entertainment venues (24.4%)
- Working out at the gym or fitness class (23.9%)
- Attending church (15.3%)
- Social hobby (12.6%)