Loneliness

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Loneliness is a complicated emotion which typically arises due to an unmet need for social interaction.  It may be described as emptiness resulting from isolation.  Loneliness often includes feelings of helplessness and hopelessness.

It’s important to note that being alone isn't necessarily the cause.  In fact, sometimes we feel incredibly lonely when we’re not alone.




Experiences may contribute to a feeling of loneliness.

    • Loss of a loved one
    • Retirement
    • Moving to a new place
    • Single parenting
    • Sudden end of a relationship
    • Surviving abuse

These feelings may pass in time (transient), or they may continue and lead to a decline in overall mental health (chronic).

Chronic loneliness is linked to mental health conditions such as:

    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Low self-esteem
    • Substance dependency
    • Disrupted sleeping and eating patterns

Adolescents and teens are at risk for drug and alcohol use, risky or unsafe sex, and aggressive behaviors if feelings of loneliness aren’t addressed and resolved.

Left untreated, chronic loneliness can even lead to self-harming behavior or even suicide.

Therapy can help.

    • Explore contributing factors
    • Challenge and modify thought patterns and perceptions
    • Develop new social skills

If you need support in coping with feelings of loneliness, please reach out to schedule an appointment.  We’re here to help!

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For more information and/or to schedule, please contact us at 270-943-7818 or [email protected].

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