ANSWERS TO LONELINESS and UNDERSTANDING THNGS THAT MAKE US FEEL INVISIBLE.
Continuing with the thread of feeling isolated, or all by yourself, today I will give you some links to some great information. I will use Christopher Bergland as one reference. Use the link below with his name to learn more about him. I will link to some of my favorite articles written by Mr Bergkand from Psychology Today. I have taken a few excerpts from these articles to give you an idea of his knowledgeable perspective.
Learn about Christopher Bergland
Loneliness: Perceived Social Isolation IS public Enemy No. 1
This article starts off by mentioning that the fight or flight response is linked to loneliness. Anyone who has experienced panic, anxiety, or depression should read these articles. They are not just those that feel invisible or lonely.
EXCERPT: For the first time, a new study has identified how loneliness and “perceived social isolation” trigger fight-or-flight stress responses…
Loneliness and Perceived Social Isolation Trigger Stress Responses
At the end of this article you will find other links. I would recommend the articles on Cortisol for those who like to understand the science behind the issues.
Social Media Exacerbates Perceived Social Isolation
This article starts off by saying…
EXCERPT: One of the ironies of overusing social media is that instead of making someone feel more socially connected, the latest research suggests that heavy use of social media can exacerbate feelings of social isolation
According to a new national analysis conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, young adults in the U.S. who use social media more frequently than their peers report higher levels of perceived social isolation.
“Face-to-Face Social Contact Reduces the Risk of Depression“
This article cites the press release from Alan Teo, M.D., M.S., lead author and assistant professor of psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University
EXCERPT: “Research has long-supported the idea that strong social bonds strengthen people’s mental health. But this is the first look at the role that the type of communication with loved ones and friends plays in safeguarding people from depression. We found that all forms of socialization aren’t equal. Phone calls and digital communication, with friends or family members, do not have the same power as face-to-face social interactions in helping to stave off depression.”
On Occasion I like to link my readers to other writers that I have used for research and personal growth.
To end up todays blog I want to introduce one other writer from Psychology Today, Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. Her article explains, The 3 Types of Loneliness and How to Combat Them.
As you read through these articles and are feeling invisible, or lonely I hope some of the information will help you to be able to change the way you think so you can change the way you behave.
Everyone struggles with loneliness or feeing invisible at some point in their lives. No matter if you are going through hardships or struggles that seem impossible to overcome, the Word of God can bring comfort and strength.