Loneliness is part of the human experience. Many of us are familiar with feelings of loneliness and isolation and know that they can be hard to work through at times. Loneliness can stem from a lack of social connection, feeling like you are not heard or seen in your relationships, experiencing a loss, or feeling like you don’t fit in. Loneliness is also often connected to mental health illnesses, such as depression or anxiety.
Though loneliness can be difficult, know that it will get better. Just like all other feelings, loneliness is not forever, and it too will pass. You won’t feel this way forever. There are steps you can take to cope with loneliness and build feelings of connection and belonging. Stay tuned throughout the rest of this week as HRI shares tips to help you better understand and cope with your feelings of loneliness!