Social isolation, loneliness and disconnection can have a terrible impact on the mental and physical health of men. Research has shown that both genders battle isolation, loneliness and disconnection, but at different times, for different reasons and in different ways. Raising awareness about the importance and impact of poor social health on our – sons, fathers, uncles, grandfathers, neighbours, friends, colleagues and more – is the first step to helping us all play a part in helping keep our men connected and making the world a happier and healthier place.
Here are a series of articles, videos and other content that we have selected to help you better understand the issue of social isolation for the male population. If you have suggestions on other content that you think others would benefit from, please feel free to reach out to us at info@GenWellProject.org.
Understanding social isolation, disconnection and loneliness in Men
- Men’s Social Connections (Beyond Blue/Movember) – link
- Building Men’s Social Connections (Australian Men’s Health Forum) – link
- Masculinity, Social Connectedness, and Mental Health: Men’s Diverse Patterns of Practice (American Journal of Men’s Health – Study) – link
- Isolation (Good Therapy) – link
- Male loneliness: the ticking time bomb that’s killing men (Calvin Holbrook – Happiness.com) – link
- Life as a Lone Wolf: Why Do So Many Men Feel Lonely? (Zawn Villines – Good Therapy) –link