Loneliness is twice as bad as obesity for killing us early: Being isolated suppresses your immune system and knocks years off your life
Around one million Britons are chronically lonely and do not see people
I pretty much knew this already but it’s still stark reading. Of course what they dont say is that if you have mental health problems especially social anxiety you find it much harder to connect with anyone and when you do try nobody wants to be your friend anyway. Then depression kicks in and you are too miserable to be liked. It’s now 11 days since I spoke to anyone for more than a sentence.