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What is loneliness?

 
     
 
Loneliness is when someone feels separate or isolated from other people.
 
     
Loneliness is when someone feels separate or isolated from other people.  The person who is experiencing loneliness may feel sad, distressed, misunderstood and that they are on their own. Everyone feels lonely at some stage of their lives and it is important to remember that these feelings do pass. 
 
 
     
 
Spending quality time with friends and family are important parts of our lives.
 
     
Spending quality time with friends and family are important parts of our lives. Therefore it is understandable that if this doesn’t happen for whatever reason that you may feel disconnected from the people in your life. You can feel lonely at anytime in your life. Sometimes people even feel lonely when they are surrounded by people. 
 
The feeling of loneliness can have an impact on your life and how you see yourself. You have a right to talk about these feelings with someone and to share your view on things.
 
You may find more information and supports on the feelings we have discussed around loneliness at the following websites:
You can also contact Childline by phone, text or through our website. The phone line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week  and the number is 1800 666 666.You can talk to us by text by contacting our Teentxt service and this is open 10am-4am daily, all you have to do is text the word ‘Talk’ to 50101. Alternatively you can chat to us live on the One to One facility on our website.