Island of loneliness

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

Drawing of an island formed as a medicine pill, with a lonely person sitting up a palm tree. Psychology illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt
Loneliness island

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.

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