Angst Weekly: Things to Do When You Feel Like You Don’t Have Anybody


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Things to Do When You Feel Like You Don’t Have Anybody

Photo as seen in the Mighty

Everyone feels a little lonely sometimes. And that’s ok. But sometimes too much loneliness isn’t healthy. Not everyone has the same support systems that other people might have so reaching out for help may be difficult. It’s important to know though; there’s always someone out there to listen

Here are a few suggestions of ways to reach out and/or not feel so alone:

  1. Find a Facebook group or other groups via social media that share common interests with you. Something good that comes from social media are the communities that are formed and are readily accessible by users.
  2. Spend time with animals. Whether its a pet or a trip to a farm or humane society, there’s something about animals that can bring you comfort. Unconditional love is powerful. 
  3. Join a book club. Books helps immerse us in different worlds, even if it’s just for a little while. Connecting over characters, ideas, themes, and stories has the opportunity to create strong bonds between people. 
  4. Find a support group in your area. Support groups are typically run by mental health professionals and bring together people who usually are also struggling with mental health or loneliness.
  5. Volunteer. Doing something for others can help show you how meaningful life can be. It also can allow you to meet people and help you discover things you are passionate about. 

To read more about these suggestions and find specific things to look at or try, see the rest of the article here. (Main ideas from The Mighty.) 

“It’s okay to feel unstable. It’s okay to disassociate. It’s okay to hide from the world. It’s okay to need help. It’s okay not to be okay. Your mental illness is not a personal failure.”

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