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Holiday Lonliness - A Problem For Many With Mental Illness

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Holiday Lonliness - A Problem For Many With Mental Illness

Many individuals with mental illness feel disconnected from others, resulting in feelings of loneliness.  During the holiday season, this loneliness may become pervasive and overwhelming as those struggling with mental health issues may have difficulty perceiving a connection with family and friends.  Sometimes this is the result of shame or embarrassment that interferes with building and maintaining needed relationships.  Other times, isolating is a symptom of the underlying illness itself.  Yet, science has shown that humans have an innate need to feel connected.  Having a connection with others improves our overall... Read More