Mental Health

Reading this alone? Recent surveys reveal the curious truth about loneliness

A man runs through a frost covered field in Hampstead Heath in north London December 29, 2014. Last night, temperatures in Britain fell to their lowest recorded levels of the year, local media reported, REUTERS/Neil Hall

Why do we get lonely and who's most at risk? Image: REUTERS/Neil Hall

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 Young people report higher levels of loneliness than older people.
Image: BBC Radio 4
 Young adults are much more likely to report feeling lonely than those aged 65 and over.
Image: Cigna Loneliness Report
 Living alone isn’t the problem, it’s spending too much time alone.
 Half of UK adults are too busy to make new friends.
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