Combating Loneliness

Combating Loneliness

The Government’s Role in Combating Loneliness
Medical experts say social isolation needs to be seen as a public-health issue

Social isolation, loneliness and living alone all have a significant effect on risk of early death—and the risk is equal to or greater than major health problems such as obesity, according to one of two meta-analyses of data from multiple studies that Dr. Holt-Lunstad presented in August at an American Psychological Association convention. The second, which looked at data from 148 studies, found that having greater social connections is associated with a 50% reduced risk of premature death.

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I know loneliness well as King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, Seattle, Washington State along with his special team of prosecutors destroyed everything sacred in my life.

Tear up a child’s coloring page that he or she has labored on with a new set of crayons and odds are, unless Social Services informs the child that they are traumatized for life, he or she will get over it.

Take hammer and chisel to Michelangelo’s Pietà marble work of art and you could destroy the whole man, body and soul.

Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. (Psalm 25:16)

Look not to the government for help with your loneliness as it is powerless to satisfy the emptiness of the soul.

Neither look to your counselors as they are one source of a delusionary illusion of help that will only leave your spirit forlorn-ed.

That significant other, what use to be called a lifelong husband or wife, that family member or click of friends will never be able to fully satisfy.

Rather surrender to Him who made you soul, spirit, and body to have the life that is truly Life.

There will be sufferings, maybe deep sufferings, and pain, King County Prosecutors are evidence enough of that fact, but there is a very real Living God in it with you.

He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.  (1 John 5:12) 

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Article Reference

(wsj.com)—Loneliness is hazardous to your health—and more psychologists and doctors are calling for a public-health campaign to fight it.

“This has been underappreciated in the past,” says Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University, “but cumulative data over hundreds of studies with millions of participants provides robust evidence of the importance of social connections for physical health and risk for premature mortality.”

Social isolation, loneliness and living alone all have a significant effect on risk of early death—and the risk is equal to or greater than major health problems such as obesity, according to one of two meta-analyses of data from multiple studies that Dr. Holt-Lunstad presented in August at an American Psychological Association convention. The second, which looked at data from 148 studies, found that having greater social connections is associated with a 50% reduced risk of premature death.