Loneliness And Social Isolation

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Society has shaped more of our minds than we think, and for many rightful reasons people have removed themselves from social interaction. Individuals need to pay attention to social isolation, so that more time and effort such as interventions, and energy is placed on social isolation (Olien, par. 21). “Loneliness had doubled: 40 percent of adults in two recent surveys said they were lonely, which’s up from 20 percent in the 1980s” (Olien, par.7. Loneliness had multiplied: 40 percent of grown-ups in two late reviews said they were desolate, which 's up from 20 percent in the 1980s. More individuals in society will be facing epidemics such as loneliness and don’t know where to go for help with their problems, and the numbers from social isolation …show more content…
“Social isolation is a growing problem among Canadian seniors, and along with loneliness, has been related to negative health effects and increased morbidity and mortality” (Hwang, Wang, and jones par. 2). Social confinement is a developing issue among Canadian seniors, and alongside depression, has been identified with negative wellbeing impacts and expanded grimness and mortality (2). Senior citizens who are faced with Social Isolation, also may have other related health concerns that come along with social isolation (2). Some of the major key role for senior citizens who have fallen into social isolation can be linked to these major problems such as depression, cognitive decline, impairs sleep, increased vascular resistance, increased blood systolic blood pressure, and altered immunity …show more content…
Many individuals are faced with this disease, and for those who have not been fazed by depression do not understand it nor notice it because they have companionship with individuals (Solomon, par.3). All the more reasons why attention needs to be brought up on this topic for those who suffer from depression. Many individuals are desperate for love and do not know where to go or how to go about finding it because of depression. Also those who have struggled with depression only want to get help for themselves or receive love (Solomon, par.6). This goes to show that if more people felt more loved toward those with depression, it could lead to someone’s depression ending or help him or her through their struggles with depression. “Love – both expressed and received – is helpful” (Solomon, par. 6). It is so important to show care toward social isolation because depression is one of the factors of social isolation (6). Depression does not have a class level or success level for any individual who’s dealing with depression. (Solomon, par. 6). “Depression is a disease of loneliness. Many untreated depressives lack friends because it saps the vitality that friendship requires and immures its victims in an impenetrable sheath, making it hard for them to speak or hear words of comfort. Worldly success does little to assuage that agony, as Robin Williams’ suicide this week makes clear” (Solomon,

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