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Loneliness is an experience that means our current close relationships don’t meet our needs. Despite the name, you don’t always have to be alone to feel lonely. Loneliness can come up whenever we feel alone, unwanted, or isolated. Loneliness can come up when: We’re around a lot of people but feel like we don’t quiteContinue reading “Brochure: Coping with Loneliness”
Loneliness is the sense of feeling alone. While some people who are lonely are physically separated from others, we can be around others and still feel lonely when important connections are missing. We may feel lonely for different reasons and experience loneliness in our own ways, but loneliness is always painful. Research increasingly shows that loneliness isContinue reading “Journal: Loneliness and Social Connection”
Maybe you’re not a fan of tests – neither am I, but sometimes self tests are a great way to help you check in on yourself. Screen yourself for Depression, Anxiety disorders, Risky drinking, Cannabis use or your overall well-being with this link. From HeretoHelp BC: Screening self-tests are tools that help you look atContinue reading “Screening Self-Tests”
Wysa is a global leader in AI-driven mental health support, combining the easy anonymity of chatting with an AI bot with clinically validated therapeutic interventions. Rated by ORCHA as the top mental health app from a clinical safety and usability perspective, Wysa has been the featured app on Google Play worldwide on World Mental HealthContinue reading “App: Wysa”
Ari Leff, a.k.a Singer/Songwriter/Producer Lauv, gets real in this episodic podcast about human relationships and mental health, joined by health professionals and other musical artists. There are only three episodes up on Spotify so far, but hopefully more to come! In the meantime, here’s the track that inspired this podcast:
“In this counterintuitive talk, healthcare tech entrepreneur Will Wright shares the strong impact that loneliness has on our health, and proposes a novel idea for how we can easily connect with others and combat its effect.” Credit: KTEDx TalksVideo Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3Xv_g3g-mA
About one in three adults suffer from loneliness. It can increase your risk of depression and early death, and it can affect your immune system. Loneliness is silent and contagious, but it can be overcome. In her talk, Olivia will share her insights on loneliness and how to beat it. Credit: TEDx TalksVideo Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZT-bB66iIk
“Everybody feels lonely sometimes. But only few of us are aware how important this feeling was for our ancestors – and that our modern world can turn it into something that really hurts us. Why do we feel this way and what can we do about it?” Credit: Kurzgesagt – In a NutshellVideo Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3Xv_g3g-mA
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- Anxiety Canada
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- Coast Mental Health
- Foundry BC
- Here to Help
- Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
- Mental Health Channel
- What Works Centre for Wellbeing
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