We are often alone but loneliness is a whole different matter. Feelings of loneliness leave you sad about being by yourself and unhappy about being disconnected from friends and family. The current COVID-19 pandemic has left many people hungry for social activities and missing their time with others.
But when is lonely a problem?
Short-term isolation can leave us with feelings of loneliness. The more active and social you were before the coronavirus pandemic, the stronger your feelings of loneliness and isolation may be. When we are physically or emotionally separated from other people for a long time, it may begin to have an impact on our mental and physical health. Here are some warning signs that our feelings of emptiness need to be addressed:
- Decreased energy levels
- Decreased appetite
- Inability to focus
- Poor sleeping habits
- Substance misuse or abuse
- Binge eating; binge TV-watching; binge anything
- Frequent illness
- Feelings of
What to do BEFORE loneliness becomes a real problem
Therapy can help allow you to explore and understand your feelings of loneliness and can help you to develop positive ways of dealing with them. Therapy can provide an opportunity for you to discuss any emotional problems that might be impacting your ability to form satisfying and lasting relationships.
Don’t let isolation and loneliness escalate to higher health risks! Get help now. During this period of shelter-in-place, insurance companies are waving co-pays and making it easier and more affordable than ever to address mental health problems.
At ACT Teletherapy, we have a team of qualified and talented therapists that will gently and compassionately help you discover new ways of overcoming any emotional challenges that get in the way of building deeper relationships with others.
ACT Teletherapy has safe, secure, and HIPAA compliant tools for communication, including voice, video, and texting options. Try them all and settle on a way to access your therapist that suits your personality and your lifestyle.
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