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Get support for loneliness from a free hotline in Germany

It's normal to experience periods of loneliness. However, if you've been feeling lonely for a long time, you may be worried about whether it will ever end. If you notice the symptoms below, you may be experiencing chronic loneliness. Fortunately, there are 2 helplines in Germany that can help you.

  • Feeling that life is meaningless.
  • Feeling extremely tired and even burnt out when you try to socialize.
  • Feeling hopeless, like you'll be lonely forever.
  • Feeling that nobody "gets" you.
  • Feeling frustrated, anxious or irritable.
  • Feeling that your physical and/or mental health is suffering.
  • Feeling a sense of emptiness like there's a void that needs to be filled.
  • A lack of close friends.

Nobody is immune to loneliness, not even social butterflies. Loneliness is usually experienced when you feel emotionally disconnected from others. Feeling disconnected from others can make you feel empty, like there's a painful void in your life that needs to be filled.

Taking the first step to ask for support can feel daunting. You may not be sure what to expect or whether you'll be understood. However, helpline staff in Germany are well-trained in helping people like you who are experiencing extreme loneliness. You will be treated with compassion and zero-judgement.

If you feel like you might need support with your feelings of loneliness, try reaching out to a hotline in Germany. It's free and confidential.


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