Three summers ago, finding myself between jobs and staring down my thirtieth birthday, I said "what the hell" and took a leap of faith: I sublet my apartment and went backpacking alone through Europe. Over seven months, I had some amazing encounters, bonding with new Hungarian friends in Budapest's hot springs and canoodling for a few weeks with a sexy Croatian guy. Looking back, though, it's the truly solitary moments that are most indelible—finding secret beaches on the Adriatic, climbing mountains in Montenegro, whiling away a sunset hour at a cafe in San Sebastian. Spending time outside this summer?
'The Big Step I Took Before Turning 30 To Get Over My Fear Of Being Alone'
Pin on Broken Heart
Loneliness has social and health implications. The aim of this article is to evaluate the association of loneliness with all-cause mortality. The main characteristics and the effect size values of each article were extracted. Moreover, an evaluation of the quality of the articles included was also carried out. A meta-analysis was performed firstly with all the included articles and secondly separating by gender, using a random effects model. A total of 35 articles involving participants were included in the systematic review. Loneliness shows a harmful effect for all-cause mortality and this effect is slightly stronger in men than in women.
Campaign to combat Brighton and Hove's 'loneliness epidemic'
So why are we getting lonelier? A change in modern lifestyle is an important factor: Home Construction.
Impetus has around volunteers in the city providing befriending and advocacy services to help reduce loneliness in the community. I think that sums up how serious this issue is, not least in Brighton. That's why we're launching the Connect 4 campaign at a time of year when many people feel loneliness even more acutely as the days grow darker.