Social distancing does mean you can't stay connected to your friends and family. There are many ways you can stay in contact that won't leave you feeling isolated during this time. HealthDay reporter Robert Preidt shares a few ways you can use technology to stay close to people from the safety of your own homes.
SATURDAY, March 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Technology can help you maintain social connections if you're staying home during the coronavirus pandemic, an expert says.
"When using technology to stay connected, prioritize keeping deeper, meaningful connections with people," said Stephen Benning, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Benning suggests using Skype or other video messaging to see and hear from people who are important to you. An old-fashioned phone call will let you maintain vocal connection, and your favorite social media site's messaging app will let you keep an individual or group dialog going.