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Young and LonelyThe Social Conditions of Loneliness$
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Janet Batsleer and James Duggan

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781447355342

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447355342.001.0001

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Loss, grief and loneliness

Loss, grief and loneliness

(p.85) 8 Loss, grief and loneliness
Young and Lonely

Janet Batsleer

James Duggan

Policy Press

Loss is strongly present in early experience of loneliness. This may be bereavement, but it may also be an experience of parental divorce and separation, of moving into foster care. Sometimes a loss of a feeling of safety and good connection which is the result of violence is accompanied by a loneliness; and the stigma, shame and self-reproach which is associated with becoming a victim of violence is then multiplied in a further stigma associated with loneliness. Using examples of attempted suicide, the trauma of witnessing domestic violence and the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder experienced by a young refugee this chapter’s sub-themes are loss and grief; shame; and social isolation.

Keywords:   Loss, Grief, Attempted Suicide, Trauma, Shame, Exile

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