Loneliness is different from being alone. It's a subjective, complex feeling, often difficult to articulate.
For me #loneliness is:
When scrolling through #LinkedIn feeling internal anguish because I had intended to write a polished blog on loneliness for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek but instead sat staring at a blank screen feeling like I’ve let myself down
When the dial switches from internal despair and disappointment to momentary empowerment, accompanied by a spurt of adrenaline, which most days coincides with the time my husband comes downstairs at the end of his workday – when I know that if I don’t jump on the opportunity of energy and focus, I’ll feel worse
When I just can’t press send on an email and can’t explain in any rational way why
When I get a call from #AccessToWork reminding me to put in a case for support in the full knowledge that it will be rejected because in their eyes my business is not viable
When I’m faced with the people who care about me, and I can’t explain why I feel the way I do
Loneliness is different from being alone. It's a subjective, complex feeling, often difficult to articulate. What can we do?
Sarah Burrell Inclusion has put together a resource bundle designed to support us all talk more openly about Mental Health, including:
Proactive Approach to Staff Wellbeing
Let's Talk about Mental Health infographic
Check it out here Mental Health Awareness Resource Bundle