Loneliness can kill. In fact it kills just as often, if not more than, smoking and obesity, according to the world-renowned Centre for Disease Control. It’s not just feeling down, it can amplify every other negative moment or event tenfold – but the chances are we don’t need to tell you this.
If you’ve felt the sting of any one of the five kinds of loneliness identified by The Marmalade Trust, then none of this will be surprising to you. If you’re not sure, the five kinds are: