Loneliness is Feeling Profound Disconnection
We can feel deep loneliness whether we’re surrounded by people or not.
It can get even worse with forced isolation.
How we respond to our loneliness — in relationship with ourselves and others — can provide the comfort and connection we so desperately need.
Loneliness is a perception of being disconnected, abandoned, or rejected by others, even if surrounded by people in our life.
We can spend time alone with ourselves and NOT feel lonely.
The quality of our interactions with others matters more than the quantity of them.
During periods of isolation with this pandemic, we're more likely to feel lonely and disconnected from others.
A Cigna study in 2020 found that loneliness affected 3 out of 5 people (61%) in the United States, BEFORE the pandemic began.
Loneliness makes us more susceptible to depression, anxiety and suicide along with physical health problems.
Interventions for Loneliness: