Overcoming Loneliness

Overcoming Loneliness to Get Your Life Back on Track

Loneliness is becoming more common in these times that technology has made us more connected than ever before. When people think about overcoming loneliness they instantly think it is about isolation or solitude, however loneliness is a state of mind.

Loneliness can make you feel alone, and unwanted. And even though you crave human contact, your state of mind makes it more difficult to form connections with other people. Loneliness, is not necessarily about being alone; feeling alone can change your state of mind to feel this way.

Health Risks of Loneliness

Loneliness left untreated has a wide range of negative effects on both physical and mental wellbeing including:

  • Alcoholism and drug use
  • Altered brain function
  • Alzheimer’s disease progression
  • Antisocial behavior
  • Cardiovascular disease and stroke
  • Decreased memory and learning
  • Depression and suicide
  • Increased stress levels
  • Poor decision-making

(Hämmig, 2020)

Real Lasting Results

We are dedicated to helping our clients overcome their loneliness. We work with you and provide you with the support and tools you need to get you back on track and to start living the life you deserve.

Overcoming Loneliness

At Gippsland Counselling we place the highest emphasis on helping clients deal with overcoming loneliness and related issues. Talk to us today.

Hämmig, O., 2020. Health Risks Associated With Social Isolation In General And In Young, Middle And Old Age.