Being alone or lonely is not a mental health condition but being lonely can worsen one’s mental health and having mental health issues can make you m ore solitary. MIND describes this as a circle, a vicious circle if you like.
Admitting to depression, anxiety and stress is good for you to do, but there’s always that fear that revelations will have negative consequences.
Think about what is making you lonely
Being alone is not the same as being lonely. There is nothing wrong with being on your own if you are comfortable with it.
If you’re visiting this page however, something probably feels wrong for you.
People usually describe feeling lonely for one of two reasons:
- they simply don’t see or talk to anyone very often
- even though they are surrounded by people, they don’t feel understood or cared for
Deciding which is the case for you may help you to find a way of feeling better.
MIND explores the issues further in the article here.
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