Am I Suffering from Loneliness?

Everyone’s experience of loneliness is different since we all have differing needs for social
connection. Some people only need one friend to feel connected, while others may still feel
lonely while surrounded by a group of friends. Try out this quiz to find out if you are suffering
from loneliness.

Am I Suffering from Loneliness?

This interactive tool can help you determine whether you are suffering from loneliness.
Chronic loneliness can negatively affect your health, such as increased depression, anxiety,
and suicidal thoughts.

Although this tool is not for diagnosis, it may help you find out whether you should seek help from your doctor.

Am I Suffering from Loneliness?

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1. Is there a lack of emotional support in your life?

Loneliness can affect even the most outgoing people. It can look like an inability to connect with others on a deeper, more meaningful level, debilitating feelings of isolation, or negative self-worth. People with chronic loneliness find it exhausting and emotionally draining to engage and be social with others.

When left unchecked, long-term loneliness can lead to health problems, including increased risk of stroke and heart disease. If you are experiencing symptoms of chronic loneliness, consider talking to a primary care physician or licensed therapist.

Results

How you answer the questions will determine your score. Your results will appear as one of the following:

Pass: You are not suffering from loneliness. 

Fail: You could benefit from more social support to enhance your well-being. 

As with all check-up tools, this tool gives you a place to start. Remember that a fail score does not necessarily mean you may be suffering from loneliness. Also, a pass score does not always mean you have strong and healthy social connections. However, using this tool is not a substitute for a thorough evaluation by a therapist.

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