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Isolated and lonely
Posted on: 01/25/2010
What can teenagers do when they find themselves isolated, alone or alienated?
Finding oneself isolated, alone, and alienated can be both frustrating and frightening. This is especially true if you are a person who values friendship, interacting with others or have something that you really need to share with another person.
It can be very useful to identify someone with whom you feel comfortable that you can reach out to for friendship and support. There may be a person (or people) in your life that you didn't realize would want to hear about what is going on in your life. If you are isolated from friends and family, think about reaching out to teachers, a school counselor, someone outside of your immediate family or even the parent of a friend. It is hard to feel alone and isolated, but with some effort and creative thinking, you may find you are not as alone as you feel.