Loneliness is something that everyone experiences from time to time. But when loneliness doesn't go away, it can start to have a serious impact on your mental and physical wellbeing. If you're struggling with these symptoms of chronic loneliness, reach out to one of 3 helplines in Japan for support.
If you've felt lonely for a long time, it's probably because you're feeling disconnected from others. There are many explanations for this and they differ from one person to the next. Whatever the reason for it, chronic loneliness can be a very painful and isolating experience.
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 Japan 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 Japan. It's free and confidential.