Browse “Loneliness”

How Libraries Help Combat Loneliness

via Arts Council England   |   Articles and Blog Posts

From the article, “How Libraries Help Combat Loneliness:” “Loneliness affects more than 9 million people across the country. Find out how libraries are at the forefront doing great work to bring people together.”

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Maybe Isolation, Not Loneliness, Shortens Life

via Shots: Health News from NPR   |   Audio and Podcasts

In this podcast, a team of researchers studied 6,500 men and women ages 52 and older from the U.K. All of them had answered a questionnaire back in 2004 or 2005 that assessed both their …

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Social Isolation, Loneliness, and All-Cause Mortality in Older Men and Women

via Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America   |   Research and Studies

From the abstract: Both social isolation and loneliness are associated with increased mortality, but it is uncertain whether their effects are independent or whether loneliness represents the emotional pathway through which social isolation impairs health. …

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The Agony of Weekend Loneliness: ‘I Won’t Speak to Another Human until Monday’

via The Guardian   |   Articles and Blog Posts

From The Guardian site: “Despite all this, the phenomenon of weekend loneliness has scarcely been studied. ‘It’s not something that’s been researched at all,’ says Pamela Qualter, professor of psychology for education at the University …

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Which Is Worse, Being Lonely or Just Being Alone?

via AARP Blog   |   Articles and Blog Posts

From the article: The researchers at University College London knew from previous studies that both isolation and loneliness raised a person’s risk of death. What they wanted to see was whether one condition – or …

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