To Counter Loneliness, Find Ways to Connect

To Counter Loneliness, Find Ways to Connect Much of modern life, though seeming to promote connectivity, has had the opposite effect of fostering social isolation and loneliness, experts say. A four-minute film produced for the UnLonely Film Festival and Conference last month featured a young woman who, as a college freshman, felt painfully alone. She […]...

A touching story that highlights the amazing health benefits of ending senior isolation!

For all my life, it happened in 1991, I suffered the most terrible stroke. One day, suddenly, I felt, my eyes dim, earth seemed moving, turning up side down.  I fainted away on the floor. Later when I started conscious, everything is blurred, ears ringing, half of my body numb, hands and feet were stiffed. […]...

20 Facts about Senior Isolation That Will Stun You

Feelings of loneliness and isolation can lead to serious consequences for senior health. Understanding the causes and risk factors for senior isolation can help us prevent it. Nobody relishes the prospect of aging without a spouse or family member at their side, without friends to help them laugh at the ridiculous parts and support them […]...

When people are isolated from human contact, their mind can do some truly bizarre things, says Michael Bond. Why does this happen?

Sarah Shourd’s mind began to slip after about two months into her incarceration. She heard phantom footsteps and flashing lights, and spent most of her day crouched on all fours, listening through a gap in the door. That summer, the 32-year-old had been hiking with two friends in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan when they […]...