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Could having no friends cause clinical depression and suicidal thoughts?

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Dr. Jason Berman
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Yes

Feeling like someone is alone in the world can encourage depression, hopelessness and even suicidal thoughts and actions.
We are meant to live in meaningful relationships with others. Cultivate social relationships: join a depression support group volunteer for a cause that you believe in or for people in need--you will meet others with similar values find out about and go to social events.

In brief: Yes

Feeling like someone is alone in the world can encourage depression, hopelessness and even suicidal thoughts and actions.
We are meant to live in meaningful relationships with others. Cultivate social relationships: join a depression support group volunteer for a cause that you believe in or for people in need--you will meet others with similar values find out about and go to social events.
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