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#Loneliness

# loneliness - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Why we need a minister with responsibility for loneliness

In the most interconnected period in history people are lonelier than ever writes Senator and GP Keith Swanick.

# loneliness - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Poor sleep triggers viral loneliness and social rejection, study finds

That alienating vibe also makes sleep-deprived individuals more socially unattractive to others.

# loneliness - Sunday 15 July, 2018

'I feel more secure': How HomeShare has been bringing the old and young together Loneliness This post contains videos

'I feel more secure': How HomeShare has been bringing the old and young together

We visited John and Amy who have been taking part in the service.

# loneliness - Saturday 17 March, 2018

'It's an epidemic': Taskforce established to tackle issue of loneliness in Ireland

Loneliness is one of the greatest public health risks today.”

# loneliness - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'At a time such as Storm Emma we can feel the emptiness of endless time without boundaries'

We gave little thought to the psychological and emotional stresses of Storm Emma’s enforced isolation, writes Stephanie Regan.

# loneliness - Friday 26 January, 2018

Poll: Should Ireland have a minister for loneliness? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland have a minister for loneliness?

The UK recently appointed a minister for that position.

Despite all our new communication modes, people are lonelier than ever

Loneliness is as prevalent in the young as it is in the old, it just manifests itself differently, writes Dr Keith Swanick.

# loneliness - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Britain appoints 'Minister for Loneliness' to tackle the 'sad reality of modern life'

More than nine million people in the UK say they are always or often lonely, according to the British Red Cross.

# loneliness - Sunday 24 December, 2017

'It can be a rough time': How comedian Sarah Millican is helping people who spend Christmas alone

This is the seventh year of her #joinin initiative which encourages those who are by themselves on Christmas Day to chat to join the online conversation for some company.

# loneliness - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

'I'd love more people to come out to me because I'm not getting out as much as I used to'

Alone is asking people to take the time to call into an elderly neighbour over Christmas.

# loneliness - Sunday 20 December, 2015

It's very Irish to be ashamed if you don’t stumble upon love by some act of serendipity

“Actually admitting that we would be happier in a relationship seems to be an emotional hot potato,” says Rena Maycock.

# loneliness - Saturday 19 December, 2015

From The Daily Edge A woman reached out to a lonely Daily Mail commenter and something wonderful happened Lovely

# loneliness - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Guess what? It’s OK to be single, feel sad or have a few pounds to lose

Social media keeps us connected to each another but disconnected from the truth.

# loneliness - Monday 22 June, 2015

It's a jungle out there – how do you date successfully in modern Ireland?

The rules of engagement for dating, both in Ireland and around the world, have changed.

# loneliness - Sunday 14 June, 2015

Online counselling offers easy-to-reach support for depression and anxiety

Its proponents say it offers advantages over other services – but just how popular is e-therapy in Ireland? We talk to mental health support website Turn2Me.org.

# loneliness - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Fears that deaths by suicide rose over Christmas period

Calls to Console’s helpline rose by one third over the festive season.

# loneliness - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Opinion: Learning from the Paris bloodshed – the need for an intercultural Ireland

Irish sports clubs, and in particular the GAA, have been immeasurable helpful in warmly welcoming young people from diverse backgrounds.

# loneliness - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Column: Too much “stuff” – what causes hoarding?

Hoarding is far from rare, and yet it remains largely misunderstood.

# loneliness - Thursday 25 December, 2014

If you need to talk to somebody today, there are people who WANT to listen

Christmas can be the worst time of the year for some – but there is help out there.

# loneliness - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Opinion: Breaking up (around Christmas) is hard to do

Ending a relationship at this time of year can magnify the perception that everyone else is having a great time with their loved ones.

# loneliness - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Opinion: A simple act of kindness could help someone feeling alone at this time of year

Spare a thought for those who will be on their own over the holiday period – this can be one of the worst times of the year.

# loneliness - Friday 10 October, 2014

Opinion: You’re never too old to talk – so don't overlook older people's mental health

Some great strides have been made in this country in recent years to tackle mental health issues, but let’s make sure all people in society are cared for.

# loneliness - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Opinion: Yes, social media sometimes makes us feel alone – but it also shows we're not

In our haste to condemn all things Facebook and Twitter, let’s not forget they also present huge opportunities for realising we are not alone in our struggles.

# loneliness - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

A helpline is the only contact some elderly people have with others

Over 2,000 people have called Senior Help Line in the first three months of this year.

# loneliness - Monday 17 February, 2014

Loneliness is a health risk for the elderly

Loneliness has twice the impact of obesity on premature death.

# loneliness - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Older generation feeling ‘harsh impact’ of emigration, says helpline

Senior Help Line has seen a “worrying” increase in the number of calls.

# loneliness - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Poll: Will you call into a neighbour today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you call into a neighbour today?

On Christmas Day, is there someone outside the family that you’ll be checking in on?

Christmas can 'heighten feelings of loneliness and despair'

If you need to talk, there are people who want to listen.

# loneliness - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Column: For many this Christmas, loneliness will turn the minutes into hours

It has been a brutal, punishing year for many people across this country. As we enter a new year, let’s focus on one another again and take the responsibility to lead others through this darkness and out the other side, writes Gareth O’Callaghan.

# loneliness - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Column: Is loneliness in old age inevitable? Not in a caring society.

Everyone needs to feel wanted and remembered, but many older people are being left isolated because of rapid economic, social and technological changes, writes Anne Dempsey.

# loneliness - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Tonight's Evening Fix... now with added thumbs up (and down)

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# loneliness - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Column: Why I wanted to make a movie about isolation in rural Ireland

IFTA Rising Star winner, Gerard Barrett, says people in Ireland don’t talk enough about how they feel – which can lead to tragedy. In making his award-winning movie, Pilgrim Hill, for just €4500, he lifted the lid on loneliness experienced by country farmers.

# loneliness - Sunday 15 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# loneliness - Friday 23 December, 2011

Older people risk isolation at Christmas, charity warns

Loneliness can have real health effects with Christmas a particularly bad time, support organisation Alone said.