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Good Dads Podcast

Sep 27, 2023

Dr. Chris Ward, a psychologist at Ozarks Community Hospital, shares how social isolation is on the rise. Social connections and human interactions can help battle loneliness and isolation.

Our Guest: Dr. Chris Ward

Chris has been a psychologist at Ozarks Community Hospital for seven years. He works with patients with a variety of different concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and ADHD.

Show Notes

  • "Money and finances seem to be, based on my research, very taboo in the therapy world." (5:10)
  • "Most of my social connections are by circumstance, not by choice. And I think there's some limitations that come with that." (9:35)
  • "It is important to have that emotional connection, most importantly to other men. Us men need that as well." (12:43)
  • "The Sergent General's report pointed out that loneliness equates to smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day, in the health impact and morbidity." (13:18)
  • "One of the things from the report I thought was very, very telling was the amount of time people today, compared to 2003, are spending feeling socially connected." (18:24)
  • "I think about the importance of focusing outward. Focus on other people, connect with other people, but also serve and support other people, getting out of our head." (22:50)


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