Wellness

How To Tackle Loneliness And Social Interaction Anxiety This Holiday Season

A quarter of Australians say they feel alone at least one day a week – with supposedly hyper-connected millennials citing social interaction anxiety as a reason for their isolation. As the holiday season arrives, here are some useful tips to manage it.

By Natalie Cornish

Wellness

A quarter of Australians say they feel alone at least one day a week – with supposedly hyper-connected millennials citing social interaction anxiety as a reason for their isolation. As the holiday season arrives, here are some useful tips to manage it.

By Natalie Cornish

Loneliness doesn’t discriminate, that was one of the first lessons I learned as a crisis support helpline volunteer at Lifeline where the majority of callers – regardless of age, gender or location – simply craved hearing another human voice.

Sadly, isolation and loneliness are now headed towards epidemic levels in Australia. One in four of us reports feeling alone at least one day a week with 30 percent saying they don’t feel part of a group of friends, according to the Australian Psychological Society’s (ASP) 2018 Loneliness Study.

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