isolation

The gnawing need for meaningful relationships is a survival signal. Just like a fever, it should not be ignored.

posted on July 1, 2013 - 9:08am
People need people. Human beings are wired to be a part of something more than themselves, instinctively uniting as couples, bonding as families, joining groups, building cities and creating civilizations. A social species, people who are forced to live in isolation or even just perceived social isolation (loneliness) do not fare well.

The heart-wrenching process of helping children cope with the loss of a loved one

posted on July 1, 2007 - 10:09am
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 4
Definitions of the word grief range from the simple  (“sadness associated with loss”) to the more analytical — “a natural process of reacting physically and emotionally to a perception of loss. ” Whatever the definition, grief isn’t a pleasant experience, and when the person who’s grieving is a child, it can be a gut-wrenching, perplexing and often misunderstood process for parents.
posted on March 1, 2007 - 11:27am
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 2
An Internet chat can be a lifeline to the larger world for people with neuromuscular diseases. And chat hosts are holding the end of that lifeline, pulling in people from around the world seeking companionship, support and information. MDA offers some 20 online chats each month, and is lucky to have more than 50 volunteer chat hosts helping chats run smoothly and ensuring chatters feel safe and...