Explainer: Tips for overcoming loneliness
By Hugh Westrup, 18:17 PM April 18, 2014
Teenagers are especially prone to loneliness. The good news: They generally bounce back from these negative emotions, explains Louise Hawkley. She’s a psychologist at the National Opinion Research Center in Chicago. Here, she shares some suggestions for speeding a recovery from loneliness.
1. Reach out to others, but start small. A smile and a friendly greeting for the student behind you in line at the cafeteria won’t make you best friends. But it will make you both feel pretty good. It als...
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