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Overcoming Loneliness and Isolation

Discover ways to reach out to others in meaningful ways and also spark new meaning in being alone

Overcoming Loneliness and Isolation Course

Loneliness and isolation are more than just being physically alone. It is a natural human experience springing from feelings of disconnection, lack of belonging, and inability to relate to others, regardless of the number of people we are with. The global pandemic has increased our sense of loneliness as we distance ourselves to protect one another.

This course will guide you in learning about, facing, and overcoming the negative impacts of loneliness and isolation.

“Being alone does not make a person lonely, but the perception of being alone is what makes one lonely.”

Dr. Indra Cidambi

As with all of the courses on Well Central, this course has been co-produced by both professionals who work in mental health and by people who experience mental health concerns and their family members. This method of course co-development ensures that the content is both evidence-based and practical.
Within the course are insights, activities, and strategies to help you navigate through these challenging times with hope, optimism, and purpose.

Modules

Being alone is a fact, feeling lonely and isolated is an experience. While you might have different experiences relating to these emotions, we encourage you to explore all the modules to expand your knowledge and options.
Here are the topics discussed within the course:

1. Understanding Loneliness
2. Understanding Isolation
3. Impacts of long-term loneliness and isolation
4. How to overcome loneliness and isolation
5. Effective communication
6. More resources to assist your journey

“Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.” ​
May Sarton​
While they are most often temporary, when these experiences linger, they can be painful and sometimes challenging to our mental health and well-being.
Whether you experience it yourself or know someone who does, gaining full awareness and understanding of these feelings will put you in a better position to accept the situation, act on it, or support others.
We all have a role to play in building a community that connects its citizens in healthy and safe ways, now and in the future.

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