• Social Health

    Social Health

    “We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.” –Harville Hendrix

    We are made to live in community with one another; to know and be known, to love and be loved. In fact, healthy, thriving relationships are integral to our flourishing. In this post-pandemic, social media driven age, we find that people are, in some ways, lonelier than ever before. We are longing for connection. Where do we turn? Following is a list of some places to begin. Use your imagination or reach out for more ideas!

    Check out a Meet Up Group based on your interests and passions using this link: https://www.meetup.com

    Explore volunteer opportunites using this link: https://www.stlvolunteer.org or https://www.sccmo.org/2044/Volunteer-Opportunities

    Host a game or movie night: Invite a few colleagues, neighbors or classmates over for a rousing board game or popcorn and a classic comedy. Ask everyone to bring a snack.

    Visit a local church: https://www.stlouischurches.org

    Spread a blanket or set up a lawn chair on your front lawn or common space and see who comes by

    Here is some current information regarding loneliness, its prevalence and impact: https://newsroom.thecignagroup.com/loneliness-epidemic-persists-post-pandemic-look