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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