The Difference Between Loneliness and Aloneness

Many people believe that spending long periods of time in solitude is a lonely experience. And it certainly can be. But there are some important differences between loneliness and aloneness. The former is an unpleasant and painful situation, something we struggle with all too often. The latter, on the other hand, involves a comfortable state…

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The Benefits of Social Interaction for People Living With a Mental Illness

Socialising is key when it comes to living a healthy life, especially for people who suffer from a mental illness. People who have depressive tendencies may feel like they do not belong anywhere, that they are not worth anyone’s attention, and they might even refuse the care and love of family and friends. Even though…

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What Not to Say to Someone If They’re Suffering From Depression

One of the main reasons it’s often so difficult to talk about mental health is that we fear what others will think and say about us. This is mental health stigma. It is the negative attitudes and prejudices that society and the individual have about mental illness, as well as the guilt, shame and embarrassment…

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Why Loneliness is a Major Issue in the UK

Britain has been voted the loneliness capital of Europe, with those living in big cities feeling the most isolated. London is a bustling and exciting place to live, with opportunities to meet all kinds of people. And that’s true. But at the same time, it can be a very lonely city to live in. Londoners don’t know their neighbours, don’t…

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