Month: September 2019

Introducing the SO Not Alone Podcast: Episode 0

This episode is a brief introduction to the SO Not Alone podcast, its purpose of exploring public discourse around the social work grand challenge of eradicating social isolation, and it includes information on how to become a part of the discourse. You can learn more about your host, Jamie Muskopf on LinkedIn and you can…
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American Flag

Why Social Isolation and the Military?

I’m Jamie Muskopf, a doctor of social work student, and as a military spouse of 9 years, I’m fighting to end social isolation in our military community.  If during our lives we’re fortunate enough to have a life partner, we want more than anything for them to have joy, health, and success.  But today our…
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Running with the Flag

Social Isolation and the Military Community

Many discussions around social isolation in the military community place a heavy emphasis on veterans, children, spouses, and depression. In a 2016 article entitled “Depression and Military Families”, the author defines depression as “one of the most common mood disorders that can affect anyone at any time.” (Kerr, 2016) Later in the article, they list…
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Couple Holding Hands

What is Social Isolation?

Looking through the more formal literature, social isolation is sometimes defined as “a social state characterized by limited to no contact with other people” (Brown et al., 2016).  While scanning through the current public discourse, however, the definition of “social isolation” is anything but clear.   Often, articles like the recent “How Social Isolation is Killing…
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