Loneliness is a growing epidemic in society and has been linked to many mental and physical health conditions including anxiety, depression, heart disease and a weakened immune system.
Sometimes people become reclusive when they are lonely, so they might seem a little standoffish, Nicci says. “But there are very few people who don’t welcome small, well-meaning contact.
“Send a text message or kind letter, some people find it hard to respond in person but would really appreciate someone reaching out in another way.”
The MindStep® program, run by Remedy Healthcare, is a mental health initiative that delivers phone-based social support with trained coaches to assist them in overcoming feelings of isolation, sadness and low self-esteem.