Monday 5 December 2016

Social isolation is the scourge of our so-called affluent society

Published 18/10/2016 | 02:30

Loneliness is a problem in modern society. Picture posed
Loneliness is a problem in modern society. Picture posed

We have far too little research to tell us how many are depressed and close to the edge, living in their own private hell from day to day. Loneliness, or social isolation, is the new modern scourge of our so-called affluent society.

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I was brought up in a small grocery shop in a council estate in Kilkenny with the only public phone for some distance.

Simpler times for sure, where people would gather to buy their three rashers, milk, sliced pan and half dozen eggs.

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