How to stave off loneliness

Having quality social connections can help a person fight loneliness.
Having quality social connections can help a person fight loneliness.PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

Loneliness is common. Many people have experienced it at some point in their lives yet many misconceptions abound.

Mr Lim Wee Onn, a senior clinical psychologist at the Institute of Mental Health debunks three of them:

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 20, 2019, with the headline 'How to stave off loneliness'. Print Edition | Subscribe