Do we need drugs to get us away from islands of loneliness, or do drugs help us survive on these islands – at least sometimes?
Medicine against loneliness
Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt
Loneliness is connected to depression, self stigmatisation, early death, physical illness and a long number of other challenges people face
If we can get people off the island of loneliness, and into caring and living networks and relationships, jobs and communities, who knows how many drugs we could do without
Keywords: addiction, loneliness, medicine, island, landscapes of understanding, psychology, museum of psychology,
About Museum of Psychology – Visualizing psychology
We understand reality at least through a combination of impressions, metaphors, images, stories and experiences. But also through our dreams, understandings, feelings, music, walk of life, directions, expectations, relations… and much more.
Much of this have in common that we can somehow sketch up maps and drawings of these places, trails and situations. Here on Museum of Psychology I (Frits Ahlefeldt) am drawing up a slowly growing map of our many landscapes of understanding.