Reblog: You’re Not Just Going To Die Alone – You’ll Be Totally Miserable TooPosted: May 17, 2012
Hey there. How’s your day going so far? Have you spent much time thinking about how you’re going to die alone in your apartment, face down in a bowl of the soggy cereal you’re eating for dinner because why would you ever cook a proper meal when it’s just you? Well, allow science to make your day even better by telling you that if you live alone, you are virtually guaranteed to be incredibly depressed. But don’t worry, it’s…oh, fuck it. There’s no way to sugarcoat it. It’s all so pointless.
The risk of depression, measured by people taking antidepressants, is almost 80% higher for those living alone compared to people living in any kind of social or family group.For women a third of this risk was attributable to sociodemographic factors, such as lack of education and low income. For men the biggest contributing factors included poor job climate, lack of support at the work place or in their private lives, and heavy drinking. – Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Man, I need to get a dog.