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Social Isolation. What is Social Isolation?. Social Isolation is a complete or near-complete lack of contact with society. Social Isolation (SI) can be a cause AND a symptom of physical, emotional, and/or psychological challenges. What could Social Isolation look like?. ?.

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what is social isolation
What is Social Isolation?

Social Isolation is a complete or near-complete lack of contact with society. Social Isolation (SI) can be a cause AND a symptom of physical, emotional, and/or psychological challenges.

what could social isolation look like
What could Social Isolation look like?

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SOCIAL ISOLATION vs.

LONELINESS?

the simple explanation
The simple explanation…

Social Isolation

  • Limited or NO contact with family/friends
  • No involvement in clubs/activities

Loneliness

  • More subjective
  • Has to do with a persons’ feelings of companionship or feeling left out
physical effects of social isolation
Physical Effects of Social Isolation
  • Higher morning levels of the stress hormone Cortisol
  • Altered gene in immune cells
  • Higher blood pressure
  • Associated with increased risk of depression
  • Associated with increased sleep disorders
  • Potential for a faster progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

http://www.worldhealth.net/news/social_isolation_impacts_upon_mental_and/

psychological effects of social isolation
Psychological Effects of Social Isolation
  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Aggression
  • Memory Impairment

http://psychcentral.com/news/2007/11/15/stress-effects-from-social-isolation-explained/1542.html

our young children today
Our young children TODAY

THIS can lead to …

why the shift
Why the shift?

SOCIAL MEDIA and TECHNOLOGY

socialization
Socialization

This article was published in April, 2010

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1304266/We-spend-7-hours-day-using-technology-computers-TV-lives.html

the brain
The Brain
  • How does it work?
  • How does it react to SI?

Research shows, the brain, when isolated, has a significantly different physical appearance as well and the efficiency of its functionality

myelin
Myelin

Myelin is an insulating layer that coats a neuron’s axon, allowing the brain’s impulses to be transmitted quickly and efficiently between the nerve cells.

the key community
The Key…Community
  • Global community is growing
  • Technology is continually advancing
  • Advances in healthcare
  • We are living longer
our charge for si
Our CHARGE for SI

We must find a way to achieve individual connectedness within our global community, working towards relationships that are both inclusive and proactive for the future.

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