Friends to the Rescue: Don't Let Loneliness Harm Your Health

Feeling lonely and socially isolated can be bad for your health, say experts at the Cleveland Clinic. Here are 9 ways to reconnect. (11 Photos)

Cleveland Clinic on Mar 20, 2012 at 5:00PM

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Friends to the Rescue: Don't Let Loneliness Harm Your Health

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Name Your Loneliness

You could have 500 friends on Facebook and a social invitation every night of the week and still feel disconnected. You are probably aware that you’re unhappy with your relationships, says Scott Bea, PsyD, clinical psychologist at Cleveland Clinic. You may feel like you have no one who understands you, no one you can confide in, trust or take on the challenges of the world with. Even if you have a wonderful spouse or kids, you may still feel like you don’t have enough support, says Bea.

Learn how to let go of loneliness and find more joy in your life with help from Cleveland Clinic Wellness.com.

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