PODCAST: Loneliness, Part 2
May 25, 2023 by Steve Kerschke, PT
In this episode of Kintinu’d Conversations, Brad Dexter sits down Jodi Palensky, Kintinu’s Clinical Psychologist, for a discussion about Loneliness. Be sure to listen to Loneliness, Part 1 if you have not already.
Loneliness is far more than just a bad feeling—it harms both individual and societal health. It is associated with a greater risk of cardiovascular disease, dementia, stroke, depression, anxiety, and premature death. The mortality impact of being socially disconnected is similar to that caused by smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day, and even greater than that associated with obesity and physical inactivity. And the harmful consequences of a society that lacks social connection can be felt in our schools, workplaces, and civic organizations, where performance, productivity, and engagement are diminished
In part 2 of this conversation, Brad and Jodi discuss life changes that lead to loneliness and what we can do to push into loneliness in our lives and the lives of others in our community.