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Understanding What Loneliness Is

Are You Lonely Or Just Alone?

Loneliness is having a negative perception of your social interactions. We’ve all heard the age-old adage of “I am alone, but I’m not lonely”. That speaks of self-perception and how important it is in determining how you feel about your situation. When it comes to the coronavirus outbreak, positively coping with loneliness during quarantine is a must. We have no choice. We must adhere to the quarantine guidelines in order to ensure our health and the health of our neighbors. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to suffer. We have several useful suggestions you can use to manage your loneliness and overcome it.

Coping With Loneliness During Quarantine

Loneliness during quarantine is a very real thing. Unfortunately, many people are finding that they are alone during quarantine for one reason or another. Complicating genuine loneliness with a drug or alcohol abuse issue is a recipe for disaster. Learn other ways of coping with loneliness during the quarantine.  Know that you can reach out to a mental health professional 24 hours a day. Don’t let your loneliness take over your life. Fill your time with learning different aspects of your own personality.

Make your perception of the quarantine positive. When are you ever going to get this much time with yourself again? You are a wonderful person to get to know and to love. The quarantine represents an opportunity to make positive life choices.

Seven Types Of Loneliness

Psychology Today lists seven types of loneliness on a post about the topic. You may have New-Situation loneliness. If your surroundings are unfamiliar, such as starting at a new school, moving to a new locale, or beginning a new job, you might feel lonely. I’m-different loneliness is the type of loneliness that makes you feel isolated because you don’t have things in common with the people surrounding you. No-sweetheart loneliness happens when you feel lonely due to the lack of a significant romantic partner. No-animal loneliness is due to not having a connection to a pet.

No-time for me loneliness describes the feeling people get when they are surrounded by people who don’t make time for them. Untrustworthy-friends loneliness describes when you are in a situation where you cannot find a suitable friend that you can trust and share confidences with. The last type of loneliness that Psychology Today describes is called Quiet-presence loneliness. Quiet-presence loneliness is a situation where you’d like someone to be at home with you to have someone in your space. You may have your own version of loneliness that is unique to your situation.

Coping With Loneliness In Treatment At Promises Behavioral Health Center

The big take away from coping with loneliness during quarantine is that you are not alone. There are positive ways to deal with the isolation of being alone in your home. Reach out to others for socially distanced companionship. Reach out to Promises Behavioral Health Center if you need drug, alcohol, or process addiction treatment. We offer a wide range of excellent treatment options, including a wide array of evidence-based and holistic therapies. We can tailor your treatment program based on your unique needs so that you’re able to get the most out of treatment at Promises Behavioral Health.

A few of the treatment programs  that we offer at Promises Behavioral Health include:

  • Inpatient Anxiety Treatment Centers
  • Inpatient Depression Treatment Centers
  • Mood Disorder Treatment Centers
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder Treatment Program
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder Treatment Program

We look forward to hearing from you soon. We are just a phone call away. Contact us 844.875.5609 to connect with someone today.