209 - The Power of Loneliness

Mar 16, 2020, 06:07 PM
As human beings, we have a deep need for friendship and human connection. But in a world where time is money, and socializing becomes just another expense to cut back on, an epidemic of loneliness threatens to swallow us all from the inside. 

Is there a way to fight back? To combat loneliness? To crush and destroy it forever? Wrong Boys investigate.

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Sources / Links:

-Olivia Remes TED Talk on Overcoming Loneliness :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZT-bB66iIk
-Johan Hari on Depression: https://www.ted.com/talks/johann_hari_this_could_be_why_you_re_depressed_or_anxious/footnotes?trk=organization-update-content_share-video-embed_share-article_title
-John Cacioppo on The lethality of loneliness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0hxl03JoA0
-Decolonizing Mental Health: https://calgaryjournal.ca/more/calgaryvoices/4982-decolonizing-mental-health-the-importance-of-an-oppression-focused-mental-health-system.html
-healthygamer stream interviews etc- good info on dealing with life stuff: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClHVl2N3jPEbkNJVx-ItQIQ/videos
The impacts of loneliness: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3874845/
If you have trouble knowing what you feel, read about Alexithymia: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/mind-guest-blog/the-emotional-blindness-of-alexithymia/
AGE UK REPORT 2014:  https://www.ageuk.org.uk/Documents/EN-GB/For-professionals/Policy/ID202014_agenda_for_later_life_report_2014.pdf?dtrk=true
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/01/23/798676465/most-americans-are-lonely-and-our-workplace-culture-may-not-be-helping
https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/national-dealing-with-loneliness-1.4828017
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/tv-and-later-life-link-outside-world
https://medium.com/swlh/this-is-what-loneliness-feels-like-1796e1a7ea8d