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The Perils of Social Isolation (And How to Break Free)

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As humans, we’re hardwired to connect with others – more so than almost any other creature on this planet. Yet, unlike other highly social species, many people struggle with connecting to others. For one reason or another, millions of people battle the demons of social isolation and the effects are unhealthy and, in some cases, deadly.

The Dangers of Social Isolation

While often used interchangeably, social isolation and loneliness aren’t the same things. After all, it’s possible for someone to sit in a classroom full of people and be lonely (yet not isolated).

By one definition, “Social isolation describes the absence of social contact and can lead to loneliness. It is a state of being cut off from normal social networks, which can be triggered by factors such as loss of mobility, unemployment, or health issues. Isolation can involve staying at home for lengthy periods of time, having no access to services or community involvement, and little or no communication with friends, family, and acquaintances.”

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As humans, we’re hardwired to connect with others – more so than almost any other creature on this planet. Yet, unlike other highly social species, many people struggle with connecting to others. For one...

 

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