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Do you feel isolated?

Feeling Alone/Isolated?

Isolated alone man

Perhaps you don’t have any people in your life who share your ideals and values, which can often leave people feeling isolated?

We sometimes hear from people who join My-Medical-Choice.org that they struggle to find people to do even something as simple as witness their Advance Decision Notice, or be someone like-minded enough to be an ICE contact in an emergency.

I’m lucky enough to have many people who share my values in my life – but they weren’t there three years ago. We all met through local campaign groups, and one of the best ways of meeting like-minded people was, and still is, A Stand in the Park meet-ups.

There is also the option of using the Safe Blood donor database as a means to meet like-minded people in your area – so you DO have choices.

To find your nearest SitP meet-up, please go to:

https://www.astandinthepark.org/our-stands/england/

Objectives of the SiTP meet-up: – (section taken from their site)

“The Stand Community Outreach is aimed at getting more people to our Stands, which have been a starting point for many of those beginning to ‘wake up’ since the ‘Covid era’ began. A Stand in the Park is all about connection, unity, empowerment and coming together physically as we make our Stand for personal truth and freedom.

Creating Communities:

We are creating true community through our weekly Stands and as people begin to doubt what they are being fed by the mainstream, we are very often the first port of call.”

Navigating Through Loneliness: A Guide for Those Feeling Down and Alone

 Understanding Loneliness

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s not uncommon for individuals to feel down and alone. Loneliness can strike anyone, regardless of age, gender, or social status. It’s a complex emotion that can stem from various factors, including personal life changes, mental health issues, or even societal pressures.

The Impact of Loneliness

Loneliness isn’t just an emotional state; it can have tangible effects on one’s physical and mental well-being. Studies have shown that prolonged feelings of loneliness can lead to depression, anxiety, and even cardiovascular problems.

Steps to Combat Loneliness

Reaching Out

One of the most effective ways to combat loneliness is to connect with others. This doesn’t necessarily mean forming new relationships but can be as simple as rekindling old friendships or spending time with family.

Engaging in Activities

Keeping oneself occupied can serve as a distraction from feelings of loneliness. Engaging in hobbies, joining clubs, or volunteering can provide a sense of purpose and community.

Seeking Professional Help

If feelings of loneliness persist, it might be beneficial to seek therapy or counselling. Professionals can offer coping strategies and provide a safe space to discuss feelings.

Resources for Dealing with Loneliness

While I couldn’t find specific resources from search engines, there are several well-known UK-based organisations that offer support for those feeling lonely:

Mind: A mental health charity that provides advice and support.

Mind Charity logo

The Silver Line: A helpline for older people.

Campaign to End Loneliness: An organisation that works to combat loneliness in communities.

 

Simple Tips to Overcome Loneliness

Tip Description
Engage in Social Activities Join clubs or groups that align with your interests.
Digital Detox Take a break from social media to connect with the real world.
Adopt a Pet Pets can offer companionship and reduce feelings of isolation.
Seek Therapy A professional can provide coping mechanisms and strategies.

 

Feeling down and alone can be challenging, but it’s essential to remember that these feelings are temporary. With the right resources and a proactive approach, one can navigate through loneliness and find connection and purpose once again.

My Medical Choice is not here to judge your decision, it is about empowering people to control their own healthcare.

My Medical Choice is all about your Medical Autonomy in healthcare and making sure the emergency team treating you follows your specific wishes.

When used correctly, it is a powerful system that can notify medical teams about allergies, procedures etc., right down to more personalised decisions such as people concerned about mRNA in blood, and/or, wanting a solution to vaccinated blood (as listed in the examples in some articles).

The range of services available to My Medical Choice members just got even better!

Just a friendly reminder that no information in this publication constitutes legal or medical advice from My Medical Choice or any of our affiliates and the contents of this document are for educational and support purposes only.