Show 235 - Dealing with Loneliness

Loneliness is a 365 day thing but it stings a bit more on February the 14th. Chronic loneliness is when you have long term feelings of isolation. 

You ain't go nobody and you feel it in your soul.

You don't have to be a natural sad sack to feel this way. Some of the loudest party animals are also chronically lonely.

For some people it is longing for more than superficial conversations.  Or it can be persistent feelings of not being worthy, not being enough or dare I say it, not liking yourself very much.

In this episode, a look at some of the things you can do to help you cope or exchange loneliness for something better.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

Queen Official Channel video Somebody to Love

Post on Verywell Mind that lists the risk factors of loneliness can experience.

Emily from Therapy in a Nutshell has an except from her course about Emotional Coping Skills

There is an 8 Minute Healing Loneliness and Isolation Guided Meditation by Prajna Meditation. It is a way to practice soothing your heart. The video is on YouTube.

TED Radio Hour on Mediations on Loneliness - How we can find ways to understand and change how we experience it. specific and actionable steps on helping you deal with loneliness.  The site also has a Coronavirus Mental Health section to give you more tools on how to deal with stuff.


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This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.