Feeling lonely? Cat Moore, USC’s director of belonging explains how to to make friends and feel better.

“Cat Moore, director of belonging at USC, spent 24 years battling loneliness — and has some tips for all of us.

The coronavirus has forced many of us into an indefinite state of social isolation. No more family gatherings, brunches, dinners, and so on, until it’s safe to be closer than six feet apart from each other again. While physical distancing is critical to protect our physical health, there are certainly repercussions for our mental health. As the weeks drag on, many humans are apt to feel lonely even if we aren’t sheltering-in-place alone…”

Head over to Salon.com to read the full article by Nicole Karlis.