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Lifeline South Africa
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Lifeline South Africa provides 24/7 free and confidential support by phone. We are here to help everyone in South Africa who...

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South African Federation For Mental Health Helpline provides free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We help...


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Feeling lonely? Get free support from a hotline in South Africa

There are 5 helplines you can call in South Africa if you're feeling lonely. Everyone feels lonely sometimes and there's no shame in seeking support. Loneliness can look like:

  • Feeling hopeless, like you'll be lonely forever.
  • Feeling that nobody "gets" you.
  • Feeling worthless and full of self-doubt.
  • Experiencing sleep problems such as insomnia, or interrupted sleep.
  • Loss of confidence.
  • Feeling that life is meaningless.
  • Feeling that your physical and/or mental health is suffering.
  • Increased desire to binge-watch TV shows or movies.

When loneliness is experienced for a long time, it's usually because you're not connecting with others on a deep level. People were made to experience meaningful connections, so when we feel disconnected from others, it can have a negative impact on our wellbeing.

If you find it difficult to reach out to people, you may be reluctant to contact a helpline in South Africa However, when you call a helpline, you'll be connected with someone who truly wants to understand your experience and who can offer you the support you need.

For free and confidential support with experiences of loneliness, consider contacting a hotline in South Africa today.


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