Friday Feb 16, 2024

Dr. Andrea Mata: Exploring Loneliness Across Different Life Stages | Sero Boost #46

Join our host, Lu Ngo, and clinical child psychologist, Dr. Andrea Mata, on the latest episode of Sero Boost: The Happiness Science Insights Podcast. In this thought-provoking conversation, they delve into the profound effects of loneliness and share strategies to mitigate its impact.

Dr. Andrea Mata brings a unique perspective to the discussion, having grown up in a gang-infested neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. Her personal experiences have fueled her passion for treating antisocial and aggressive behaviors in children and teens. Through her organization, BrightSpot Families, established in 2021, she aims to empower families by providing customized workshops on coping skills, relationships, and parenting.

In this episode, Andrea shares insights on the varying themes of loneliness experienced by people during childhood, in old age, and everything in between. She emphasizes the profound impact of loneliness on our mental and physical well-being. Together, Lu and Dr. Mata explore the role of technology and social media in either amplifying or alleviating loneliness across different generations.

Whether you have a keen interest in psychology or simply seek a thought-provoking experience, this episode of Sero Boost is a must-listen! Don't miss out on this enriching discussion that promises to leave you with a deeper appreciation for the impact of loneliness on individuals across the lifespan.

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