Feeling lonely can be a strange feeling, loneliness acts differently in different people. What you will feel as loneliness will be different to what someone else will feel.
Some people can live a life alone without the need to be around others, while some people can not be without someone to talk to and socialise with.
Situations like COVID can be a major strain on your patience as you will have to self-isolate away from society, this can lead to many other factors.
Having social media accounts can also be problematic for some if they don’t get included in things socially, this can create a feeling of be an outcast and not wanted, making you feel lonely and leading to depression.
Even in a group of people you can feel lonely, how this happens when people don’t engage with you in this group, this can make you feel lonely and singled out.
Feeling lonely creates a negative impact on your mental state of mind, it becomes a big vicious circle, you’re lonely because of your depression, you have depression because you’re lonely, the depression leads to ill health, this makes you more isolated. Breaking away from that perception of loneliness can be hard, but it’s completely possible once you can fully open up and chat to a member of the TACAL team.
Loneliness can be caused by many things:
- Loss of a loved one
- Loss of a job
- Friends moving away
- Breaking up with a partner
- Being excluded from social activities
- No social media interaction
- Physical or sexual abuse
- Gender recognition
Loneliness affects people in so many different ways, just because you don’t drink this can make you feel lonely when trying to be social, as the crowd may not always be talking to you. You could feel lonely as you have a low self esteem and lacking in confidence about yourself.
Having a chat about what’s making you feel lonely helps enormously to break away from that lonely feeling, as having a chat can get to the bottom of the root cause.