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Mental health, What is... psychology series

What Is… Social Isolation

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is social isolation. Social isolation involves an objective removal from social contact and relationships, which may occur voluntarily or involuntarily.  The term perceived social isolation is used to include a subjective sense of loneliness.  While loneliness and social… Continue reading What Is… Social Isolation

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Emerging blogger, Humanity & social relationships, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Kacha (Food.for.Thoughts)

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community.This post is by Kacha of Food.for.Thoughts,… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Kacha (Food.for.Thoughts)

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Psychology

Alone, But Rarely Lonely

  Can you be alone without being lonely?  Or lonely without being alone?  I would say yes on both counts. Google gives this as the primary definition of lonely: "sad because one has no friends or company."  A secondary definition is "without companions; solitary."  For both definitions "alone" is listed as a synonym.  Google's definition… Continue reading Alone, But Rarely Lonely