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Loneliness in Writing | #4

By M. Khan

“That’s one reason why I started this podcast, because I wanted to share stories like these. Because I don’t think I’m the only one from this background, or this culture, or from a similar or even dissimilar culture or background who might feel the same way I do. Who feel like they need to lock their emotions away, and who feel that they’re forced to pretend at happiness and can’t claim anything real.” In this episode:The difference between being alone and feeling lonelyThe lonely realities of author life that fight against our desire to write aloneThree tips that help me on holidays or in tough situationsThe story shared in this episode: Deeply personal story about my own journey with loneliness and how I push through on rough days*Emotional trigger warning* - there will be discussion of suicide, depression, and anxiety. Disclaimer: I am not a therapist, or a licensed or professional counselor, or anything like that. Please check out my blog or the below for a list of resources if you need help, many of which are available 24/7. After you listen, head to the blog and join our community. No one should ever feel like they’re alone – if you want a writing buddy or a friendly ear, I’ll be hosting weekly live events for our community through the end of the year. If you have any rough days coming up, please join us and know that you don’t even need to write alone for the next few months. Make sure you’re on my newsletter list to get notified of each live session.  Head to the blog now to join our community: https://mehvishkhan.com/loneliness-in-writing/Sign-up for my newsletter to get notified about the live sessions to connect with others: https://mehvishkhan.com/newsletter/Join our podcast community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/insidethewriterssoul/ Resources for those who need help from Healthline (these and more resources are available here: https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/suicide-resource-guide#1)National Suicide Prevention Hotline – 800-273-8255 (24/7)Online chat (available 24/7): https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/ https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/Crisis Text Line – available 24/7Text HOME to 741741 https://www.crisistextline.org/The Trevor Project – for LGBTQ youthPhone (available 24/7)8: 66-488-7386 (24/7)https://www.thetrevorproject.org/The Veterans Crisis Line – Anyone can call, chat, or text, even those not registered or enrolled with the VA. Available 24/7800-273-8255 and press 1 Text 838255 Online chat: www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/chat Support for those who are deaf or hard of hearing (not available 24/7): 800-799-4889www.veteranscrisisline.net

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