Research shows that people who say they are lonely are also more likely to have depression.
Humans are social creatures, and one of the key indicators for emotional health is having social connections with other people. We need to feel like we belong, even if it’s just a small, core group of close friends.
People who have grown up in dysfunctional homes, or did not have many social connections, struggle later in life. They can learn how to overcome loneliness by pushing themselves to engage socially with others inside and outside of formal treatment or support groups.
Read the full post here: Depression and Loneliness.