- Social isolation and chronic loneliness place individuals at much greater risk for a variety of diseases, as well as for premature mortality.
- Loneliness is defined by a person’s perceived level of social isolation and is not synonymous with chosen solitude.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) therapy (focused on addressing negative self-worth and interventions that bring people together through community groups) appears to be effective at combating loneliness among older adults.”
“…when a woman of color suffers abuse, this abuse is not just attack on her identity as a woman, but on her identity as a person of color.”
Within the mainstream anti-violence movement in the U.S., women of color who survive sexual or domestic abuse are often told that they must pit themselves against their communities (often portrayed stereotypically as violent) to begin the healing process. Communities of color, meanwhile, often advocate that women keep silent about the sexual and domestic violence in order to maintain a united front against racism. INCITE
“Violence Against Black Women – Many Types, Far-reaching Effects”
“Black women disproportionately experience violence at home, at school, on the job, and in their neighborhoods. The Status of Black Women in the United States details these many types of violence. Black women face high rates of intimate partner violence, rape, and homicide. Black girls and women also experience institutionalized racism; they are disproportionately punished in school, funneled into the criminal justice system after surviving physical or sexual abuse, disproportionately subjected to racial profiling and police brutality, and incarcerated at rates far exceeding their share of the population.” Green, Susan; Affiliated Researcher Institute of Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). “Violence Against Black Women – Many Types, Far-reaching Effects”
Green, Susan; Affiliated Researcher Institute of Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). “Violence Against Black Women – Many Types, Far-reaching Effects”