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This hotline gets 10,000 calls a week from lonely seniors starved for human contact

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Loneliness packs a mean one-two punch.

Not only are lonely people forced to confront life’s challenges alone, which can be crushing enough, but they must also confront the reality of their isolating condition without any help — a vicious circle that can end in deep depression or worse.

Fortunately, a call center in England, known as the Silver Line, is helping the most at-risk group for loneliness — senior citizens —make confidential calls whenever they want, and talk to someone who will listen.

Sophie Andrews, chief executive of the Silver Line, tells the New York Times that more than read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com