Everyone goes through lonely patches. But sometimes, for many different reasons, feelings of loneliness can become persistent. If you relate to any these symptoms of chronic loneliness, you may benefit from reaching out to one of 12 free support hotlines in New Zealand.
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 New Zealand are well-trained in helping people like you who are experiencing extreme loneliness. You will be treated with compassion and zero-judgement.
For free and confidential support with experiences of loneliness, consider contacting a hotline in New Zealand today.