It often arises when you have little contact with people but it can also occur when you feel you have little importance or value in other people’s lives. Sometimes you may feel lonely when the people you are with see things very differently from you.
If you feel lonely for a long time it can bring with it a deep and long-term feeling that everything is useless. You may also feel separate or different from everyone else.
Loneliness and depression seem to be very closely linked and can be confused. Depression can also bring about feelings of loneliness. If you feel overwhelmed with loneliness or depression, call Breathing Space.
Remember you are not alone and that help is available.
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Breathing Space is available for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16. Childline can provide help and advice about a wide range of issues on 0800 1111 or http://www.childline.org.uk