Commentary: A Pilot Digital Intervention Targeting Loneliness in Youth Mental Health

@article{Allen2019CommentaryAP,
  title={Commentary: A Pilot Digital Intervention Targeting Loneliness in Youth Mental Health},
  author={Kelly-Ann Allen},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychiatry},
  year={2019},
  volume={10}
}
Positive relationships are fundamental to our physical and psychological health and wellbeing, yet loneliness is now estimated to affect one in four members of the general population to the detriment of their physical and psychological health (1–4). To combat rising rates of loneliness, a number of interventions are available that focus on increasing social connections. However, as Lim et al. (5) suggests, increasing the quantity of relationships is not, by itself, enough. In order to improve… 
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