U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Health Tip: Dealing With Feelings of Loneliness

Recognize your emotions

(HealthDay News) -- People who are lonely struggle with feelings of isolation and emptiness.

If these feelings apply to you or someone you love, the University of Florida Counseling and Wellness Center advises:

  • Acknowledge and accept that you feel lonely. Write, draw or play music to express your feelings.
  • Take an active role in reaching out to those around you, whether it's friends, family or work colleagues. If you're struggling with a loss, talk about your grief.
  • Get involved in a group activity to associate with others who have similar interests.

Copyright © 2016 HealthDay.   All rights reserved.

HealthDayNews articles are derived from various sources and do not reflect federal policy. healthfinder.gov does not endorse opinions, products, or services that may appear in news stories. For more information on health topics in the news, visit Health News on healthfinder.gov.

Note: Documents in PDF format require the Adobe Acrobat Reader®. If you experience problems with PDF documents, please download the latest version of the Reader®.