Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Loneliness: Signs and Symptoms

Here are a few symptoms of loneliness that may be helpful to look at. How many of the following apply to you? 

  • Constant fatigue
  • Low self-esteem
  • Difficulty facing life's changes and challenges
  • Feeling as if there is no one to turn to
  • Being alone and feeling helpless
  • Isolated in a crowd of people
  • Loss of appetite and weight
  • Uncontrollable gain in weight
  • Lethargy - don't want to do anything or try anything
  • Thoughts of suicide

Of course there are many other symptoms not listed here, however, if the majority of those listed apply to you, you should seek help. There are many sources of help available. The one that holds the most promise for immediate and long-term resolution of loneliness is found through establishing and maintaining a strong personal relationship with God.

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