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Reconnecting via peer support is the core of healing from sexual violence. There is a big difference between solitude and loneliness, loneliness is a negative state, marked by a sense of isolation. One feels that something is missing. It is possible to be with people and still feel lonely – perhapsContinue Reading

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https://thoughtcatalog.com/kovie-biakolo/2013/04/what-loneliness-feels-like/ Loneliness is a dark place. It’s like sitting in a room at night by yourself and feeling like this is eternity. It’s like being in a place with a thousand people but feeling invisible to every one of them. It’s like walking on a path without any directions, withoutContinue Reading

Loneliness triggers cellular changes that can cause illness, study shows https://t.co/pMsK7Svmpw pic.twitter.com/IukRypI3pJ — PsyPost.org (@PsyPost) November 24, 2015 Previous research from this group had identified a link between loneliness and a phenomenon they called “conserved transcriptional response to adversity” or CTRA. This response is characterized by an increased expression ofContinue Reading