An Epidemic of Loneliness

Defeating Loneliness

More and more people are admitting to feeling lonely; a society that strives on competition and above average results does not promote enough care and attention for each other. As a result, we become disconnected in the process and wonder why we feel sad that we are without company.

We are also very engaged with repetition; work, school and technology dominate our lives. After a long day, we have entrained our mind to become technologically connected and socially disconnected. Children and adolescents are on the verge of developing a gaming disorder while adults are glued to television news channels.

The way our society can defeat loneliness is by putting aside technology and coming up with activities that we can do together: swimming, playing basketball or tennis, enjoying the sun at the beach, being in nature a few hours a week, relaxing in the park, working out at the gym, jogging, etc.

Once we find that passion to connect with others again, our loneliness will start to dissipate and we will once again feel a sense of happiness and love. But we cannot defeat loneliness if we continue to jump from work to technology and back to work; this pattern will keep us imprisoned in a never-ending loop of lonely misery.

The DSM Ready Movement always encourages anyone reading these posts to contribute to the comments section below! Only through openness and honesty, we will be able to come together to create something great!

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4 Replies to “An Epidemic of Loneliness”

  1. Great post! This is very ironic because I was just getting together some activities for my son and I to do together when he comes home from his dad’s house. My son is seven-years old and loves to watch videos on YouTube and he plays video games occasionally. He may be on the autism spectrum (An official diagnosis has not been made, which I am happy about) But, I have noticed that these videos are taking up too much of his time and I plan to help him find some other activities, including being outside in the fresh air and sunshine 😊

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    1. Yes! Anyone can benefit from being outside; physicians now recommend 2 hours per week in nature. I talk about this in one of my posts. Be careful though, autistic children have very ritualistic behaviors! Definitely consider going to see a child psychiatrist

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      1. Thank you! Yes, my son is seeing a play therapist and I was going to actually put that in my comment that changing his routine will most likely be a challenge, so wish me luck! 😊 He actually does okay sometimes. And it definitely depends on how I approach him and help him through things. If he is on the autism spectrum, it is very minor. I believe there are some other things going on, such as anxiety, and when he spends time at his dad’s, etc. (I could end up writing a book explaining it all on here, so I will leave it at that Lol) I definitely look forward to reading more of your posts. Very interesting and informative!

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