Archive | Loneliness

Melissa Morgan, LICSW

Dealing with the Emotional Impact of Chronic Illness

Many of the clients I have seen over the years have a diagnosed chronic illness, including Crohn’s/IBS, multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, Lyme Disease, and many others. Coping with the physical difficulties of an illness is often accompanied by emotional and psychological distress. According to the Cleveland Clinic, up to one third of patients with […]

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Male Loneliness: Fading Friendships Are Creating a Loneliness Epidemic

Dangerous Isolation and Rising Rate of Male Suicide American men are being hit hard with cultural, social and technological changes. The emotional and physical toll is showing up in a growing sense of detachment as boys navigate the adolescent and teen years, then the demands of work and family, and often later in life, a […]

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Loneliness Has Health Consequences

Epidemic of Loneliness Called a Public Health Issue Loneliness isn’t just an emotional or social issue for older adults. Researchers are finding mounting evidence linking loneliness to physical illness, as well as a decline in functioning and mental processes like problem-solving and memory. “The profound effects of loneliness on health and independence are a critical […]

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