Loneliness is something all of us feel at some point in our lives, often more than once. For many of us, this feeling only lasts a moment. But for others, this feeling is constant. It’s painfully heartbreaking, how many people are suffering and the number continues to grow.
According to Age UK, more than one million older people report feeling cut off from society, while nearly four million older people agree that the television is their main form of company.
Loneliness may not be a mental illness, but chronic loneliness can have a detrimental effect on a person’s health and well-being. Loneliness is linked with feelings of depression and sleeping problems. In fact, more recently it was said that the effects of loneliness and isolation can be as harmful to the body as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
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