The importance of social ties in mental health
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Purpose Loneliness is associated with a variety of physical and mental health problems as well as mortality. In the mental health context, loneliness is sometimes viewed as a symptom of mental disorder rather than a problem in its own right. The purpose of this paper is to assess the importance of addressing loneliness amongst mental health service users.Design/methodology/approach Narrative overview of current literature on loneliness and health outcomes.Findings Loneliness is highly prevalent amongst adults with a variety of different mental health diagnoses in the UK.