Can Loneliness Actually Kill You? (A Nuanced Look at the Science)

Turns out, loneliness is a double-edged sword.

Stephan Joppich
12 min readMay 27, 2023

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I stared at the screen. Flabbergasted, I scrolled through the search results.

“Loneliness: the Silent Killer.”

“The Detrimental Effects of Loneliness on Your Health.”

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Stephan Joppich

Engineer turned philosophy student • I write about loneliness, minimalism, and books that changed my life • More food for thought → stephanjoppich.com