Feeling lonely isn’t itself a mental health problem., but the two are strongly linked. Mental health problems like depression increase your chance of feeling lonely, and feeling lonely can have a negative impact on your mental health. Social interaction is very important to assess mental health but everyone has different social needs. Some people are content with just a few close friends, on the other hand, some may need a large group of varied acquaintances to feel satisfied.
There is a difference between being alone and being lonely. Being in your own thoughts is considered as fine and there is nothing wrong with it. Generally, people don’t interact with anyone around them. They don’t care about anyone. Loneliness depends upon person to person and the level of intensity also depends upon the situation.
Some techniques to cope with loneliness:
Think about what makes you feel lonely and make a list of times when you felt lonely.
Try to build social contact with people around you.
Be open to other things around you and share and take as much as you can from different people around you.
Don’t rush into anything. Keep it simple, keep it slow.
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