loneliness


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loneliness

 [lōn´le-nes]
a sense of dejection because of being alone.
risk for loneliness a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as being at risk for experiencing vague dysphoria.

loneliness

The anxious, depressed, or dysphoric mood that occurs as a result of physical or psychic isolation.

risk for loneliness

The risk for experiencing discomfort associated with a desire or need for more contact with others.
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So three cheers for Tracey Crouch, the UK's very first minister for loneliness.
That is why I welcome the Government's decision to appoint Tracy Crouch as its Minister for Loneliness.
More than half of Welsh people (54%) said they experienced feelings of loneliness.
Launching the draft strategy and consultation earlier this month, Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman said:"Social isolation and loneliness can affect anyone - at all ages and stages of life.
Jo was right when she said that 'Young or old, loneliness doesn't discriminate'.
Stephen McLellan, of Recovery Across Mental Health (RAMH) said: "RAMH and other local voluntary organisations, including ACUMEN, the Foodbank, Citizens Advice, and LEAP, have come together to use our combined resources to work with local people to understand the causes of loneliness and isolation, but fundamentally we want to get a personal perspective of what makes people more connected.
A 2017 report said loneliness was as harmful to health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
Crouch said in a statement, "This is an issue that Jo cared passionately about and we will honor her memory by tackling it, helping the millions of people across the UK who suffer from loneliness.
According to The Telegraph, the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission, set up to tackle one of the issues the late MP cared most passionately about, recommended that the Government make a minister responsible for a national strategy to combat loneliness.
She will announce that the government is accepting a series of recommendations from the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness.
Most doctors in Britain see between one and five patients a day who have come mainly because they are lonely, according to the Campaign to End Loneliness, a network tackling the health threat isolation poses to the elderly.