Research around the depths of loneliness Australians face has triggered a thought in Gretel Killeen: if loneliness was viewed as the economic burden to government it actually is, would they take more action?
According to a new report, one in four of us are lonely. It’s a growing Australian condition, one that is often hard to measure, but it should be included in the discussion of mental health.
Michael J Seidlinger’s Standard Loneliness Package is a compound of beautifully broken, wasted relationships. Bitterly, it forces you to examine your own failures.
We, fundamentally, are beings wired for human connection, so much so that we all share the same feelings of loneliness in a crowd. Why? Well…
Scientists in the US have discovered that feelings of loneliness may be genetic. And dipping into my own gene pool, I tend to agree.
A man’s self-imposed Exile into the wild, and an amazing refugee mystery features in this week’s Long Reads. Alone – Same Parker (Esquire) “What is human history, if not the story of man slowly becoming less alone?” Probably my favourite article that I have read in a while. I think a lot of us feel alone…
While clinical depression is a serious condition not to be treated lightly, Xavier Toby thinks a recent report about “lonely men losing friends when they’re busy” is just another media beat up.
No stranger to Patrick Jovaras…nor to the rest of us…could loneliness and disconnection be what connects us as we move into the new technological age?