Sarah Elizabeth Schantz and Erika Krouse, in conversation

Loneliness, alienation and the lack of hope contribute to imbalances in psychological well-being and are often triggers for instability and mental disorders. Similarly mental disorders and emotional anguish commonly trigger great loneliness, alienation and lack of hope. In a session touching upon social alienation and mental health and their impact on people of all ages, authors Sarah Elizabeth Schantz and Erika Krouse discuss the debilitating effect of having our “injury” on the inside and the social stigmas and taboos associated with the subject.