COVID-19 and Spontaneous Singing to Decrease Loneliness, Improve Cohesion, and Mental Well-Being: An Italian Experience

Psychol Trauma. 2020 Jun 25. doi: 10.1037/tra0000838. Online ahead of print.

Abstract

Since March 2020, Italy has been in lockdown due to COVID-19, and individuals have missed all kinds of networking opportunities. Already in the 1st weeks of March, Italian cities' silence was broken by singing. The use of singing as a coping strategy as well as to improve the sense of cohesion is evident. Greater attention should be paid to the development of social cohesion and to social support in terms of social networks and the development of social capital. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved).