You're not supposed to feel lonely while you're young, but the truth is it's a bigger concern among young people than any other age group.
If you're not splitting rent with someone else, you might need to worry about choking, falling, or becoming weird.
Failing to connect with other people can seriously screw with your dopamine reward system, says psychiatrist Amy Banks.
More than 42,000 minors entered Germany alone last year seeking protection from conflict zones. Most of them are teens, hoping to adapt to a new culture on their own.
Every year, travelers take to the Stampede Trail in search of some kind of survivalist nirvana. And every year, people have to be rescued along the way.
Trying to maintain contact with my loved ones turns into a maze of skipped meals, smuggled cell phones, and a whole lot of pain.
"How in the world can anyone go through every day living with this curse and not want to fling themselves off the nearest bridge on a daily basis?"
Does solitude destroy the human psyche, or does it allow us to see the world clearly?
"Most of the people I see are from work, which is a bit depressing."
My social anxiety was both the root cause of my offending and an extra punishment on top of my jail sentence.
And some more things I learned while volunteering at a crisis helpline.
"I don't understand why there are so many songs about sex and how awesome it feels, but there are almost none about chocolate."