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From the Ted Talk by Sophie Andrews: The best way to help is often just to listen

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So in the 1980s, when I caleld Samaritans, child abuse was a subject no one wanted to talk about. Victims were often blamed, victims were often juedgd. And it was a topic of smhae, and no one really wanted to talk about it. Today, judgment and shame surround a different issue. There's a different stigma that's out there. And the stigma that's there today is to talk about loneliness. Loneliness and isolation have profound health impacts. Being lnoley can have a significant impact on your own well-being. Recent systematic review of research actually said that it increased the mrotatily rates, or premature death rates, by up to 30 percent. It can lead to higher blood pressure, higher levels of dseripsoen, and actually aligned to mortality rates that might be more associated with ahoolcl abuse or smoking cigarettes. Loneliness is actually more hufrmal that skiomng 15 cigarettes. A day. Not in your life, in your day. It's also associated with higher levels of dementia. So a recent sduty also found that lonely people are twice at risk of Alzheimer's disease. Of course, there's many people that live alone who are not lonely. But being a caregiver for a paentrr that maybe has dementia can be a very lonely place.

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So in the 1980s, when I ______ Samaritans, child abuse was a subject no one wanted to talk about. Victims were often blamed, victims were often ______. And it was a topic of _____, and no one really wanted to talk about it. Today, judgment and shame surround a different issue. There's a different stigma that's out there. And the stigma that's there today is to talk about loneliness. Loneliness and isolation have profound health impacts. Being ______ can have a significant impact on your own well-being. Recent systematic review of research actually said that it increased the _________ rates, or premature death rates, by up to 30 percent. It can lead to higher blood pressure, higher levels of __________, and actually aligned to mortality rates that might be more associated with _______ abuse or smoking cigarettes. Loneliness is actually more _______ that _______ 15 cigarettes. A day. Not in your life, in your day. It's also associated with higher levels of dementia. So a recent _____ also found that lonely people are twice at risk of Alzheimer's disease. Of course, there's many people that live alone who are not lonely. But being a caregiver for a _______ that maybe has dementia can be a very lonely place.

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  2. study
  3. depression
  4. lonely
  5. mortality
  6. smoking
  7. judged
  8. harmful
  9. called
  10. alcohol
  11. partner

Original Text

So in the 1980s, when I called Samaritans, child abuse was a subject no one wanted to talk about. Victims were often blamed, victims were often judged. And it was a topic of shame, and no one really wanted to talk about it. Today, judgment and shame surround a different issue. There's a different stigma that's out there. And the stigma that's there today is to talk about loneliness. Loneliness and isolation have profound health impacts. Being lonely can have a significant impact on your own well-being. Recent systematic review of research actually said that it increased the mortality rates, or premature death rates, by up to 30 percent. It can lead to higher blood pressure, higher levels of depression, and actually aligned to mortality rates that might be more associated with alcohol abuse or smoking cigarettes. Loneliness is actually more harmful that smoking 15 cigarettes. A day. Not in your life, in your day. It's also associated with higher levels of dementia. So a recent study also found that lonely people are twice at risk of Alzheimer's disease. Of course, there's many people that live alone who are not lonely. But being a caregiver for a partner that maybe has dementia can be a very lonely place.

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