The COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent social isolation and economic recession have negatively affected people of all ages’ overall mental wellbeing and created new barriers for those already suffering from certain mental illnesses. Stress and anxiety are very normal responses […]
Relocating to a new city or country means leaving friends and much of the family behind. This alone is reason enough to make this change difficult. And there is also the challenge of getting used to the new environment, the culture shock, and the lengthy process of becoming an accepted member of the new community.
Social media has become an important part of our everyday life. Most people check social media notifications immediately after waking up and before going to sleep. Sometimes while being with family or friends, we give our attention to the virtual […]
Adulthood is lonely. Amidst all the very real responsibilities of our newfound autonomy is this crushing sense of loneliness. We graduate, expecting the next chapter of our lives to be ripe with personal growth, fun, and unbridled excitement. But instead, […]
Social media is, without a doubt, useful and exciting. It offers us so much information, so much fun content, and such easy ways to communicate. However, it is not all good. It also has a darker, more insidious side.
The term ‘urban loneliness’ has been mentioned more and more often in recent years. However, what is urban loneliness, exactly?
Growing up with social media certainly has its benefits. When used in moderation, social media can help children and teens make friends, maintain relationships, and even achieve better education outcomes.
Few things in recent memory have changed the world so profoundly as the internet. We live, learn, and socialize differently today from how our parents and grandparents did, thanks to the world wide web. And with the internet came the rise of social media in the early to mid-2000s. This means that my generation – the infamous millennials – and all those that come after us are growing up online.
Grasping the way social media and loneliness are connected points us toward a solution to one of the biggest issues in human interactions.