Description Of Loneliness
It’s important to remember that it’s okay to be alone. Sometimes being alone is even preferred so you can work on projects, watch TV, play games, or read a book. But when you consistently and persistently feel painfully alone and don’t know what to do about it, that is loneliness, which can impact your mental and physical health. It’s harder to find friends these days or connect because it can feel like everyone seems very busy. The lack of connection to others can lead to isolation and feeling like you are cut off from the world.
No close or “best” friends. You may have friends, but they are casual friends or acquaintances, and you feel no one truly “gets” you.
Inability to connect with others on a deeper, more intimate level. Your interactions are at a surface level and don’t feel fulfilling.
An overwhelming feeling of isolation, regardless of where you are or who’s around. You can be surrounded by dozens of people at work or at a party and still feel isolated, separate, alienated, and disengaged. It’s as if you’re in your own private bubble.
Feeling as if you can’t reach out to anyone. When you try to connect or reach out, it’s not reciprocated, and you’re not seen or heard.
Exhaustion and burnout when trying to engage socially.
What To Do Now
We can help connect you to resources to address your loneliness and isolation. Go to FindHelp.org now, or call 988.
The harmful health effects of persistent loneliness and isolation are equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes per day.
It’s time to end the stigma around mental health in Dallas County.
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