How to Deal with Depression When You’re Feeling Lonely

How to Deal with Depression

 

Have you noticed that you’re feeling depressed? Chances are, you are. But what causes depression and how can you cure it?

Loneliness and depression are not uncommon in the modern world. Research suggests that as many as one in four adults suffer from depression in the US.

Living in a society with so much social interaction, it’s easy to feel isolated. When your friends, family and workmates all have lives of their own, it can be easy to feel that you’re on your own.

You might feel like no-one understands you or gets you. If you spend most of your time alone, it’s hard to make new friends. And if you can’t make friends, it’s very hard to escape feeling isolated.

If you’re worried that you might be depressed, visit our depression page.

How to Recognize Loneliness

How to Recognize Loneliness

“Loneliness is the point at which people live that is so unbearable and awful that suicide is the only solution. Yet, some argue that because people who kill themselves tend to be not in a good place emotionally they do so because they cannot deal with the social isolation that causes them to be so lonely.” – by Brad Herold, PhD, author of ‘The Lonely American’ and professor of psychology at the University of Texas.

The need for human contact is a universal human impulse, but for many of us, the need can be overwhelming.

It’s a harsh reality, but true: Depression is now the leading cause of disability in America, affecting more people than any other disease. In fact, more than a quarter of a million Americans, or 8.

What to do When You’re Lonely

Now, is there a cure for the “loneliness virus”?

The short answer?

No.

But, the great news is that the cure is simple.

And, it’s readily available.

You just have to do three things.

How to Get a Friend

The first thing you have to do is accept that you need a friend.

It’s pretty much the first thing most everyone does.

They just figure it’s a given.

You always need friends, and even if you don’t feel like it, it’s not their job to be your friend.

Loneliness comes from not knowing your own needs.

You need friends to hear you when you have something to say.

You need friends to look at you when you have something important to say.

It’s healthy to get together with friends and to do things together.

Activities That Help

Books

Fitness

Meditation

Medication

Sitting quietly in the quiet of your room alone

Joining a support group

Spending time with family or friends

Phone calls to friends and family

In the dark of the night

Don’t Try to Do It Alone

It’s not easy, but know that you are not alone. We all have struggles in life and this can be just one of them. Reach out for help. This could mean talking to a doctor, talking to friends, or visiting a support group. There are so many wonderful things you can do to combat your blues. Find an activity, a friend, a support group, or an app to help you feel less alone.

At the end of the day, we need to take care of each other. Please remember that everyone needs a little tender loving care at least once in a while.

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Conclusion

With ever more devices controlling what we do, when and with whom, and with the tap of a button, no one feels alone. And we never feel lonely. But sometimes the loneliness we feel can’t be controlled, especially when we’re feeling depressed. Loneliness can turn into a phobia, and being alone isn’t the same as feeling lonely.

But lonely people can also feel depressed, as my session on loneliness and depression in a very public space. In this article, I discuss the 10 warning signs of loneliness, the symptoms of depression, and how to deal with them. We need to understand the cause of loneliness and depression. Loneliness happens when a person is feeling left out in a group of people. It can happen when someone feels abandoned and lonely even when they are surrounded by people.