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I Have No Friends

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I have been schizophrenic from the age of 13. Ever since I had a mental illness I have had no friends besides my family. I feel bad when I see my younger brother has so many close friends and can go out with them. i do meet people at volunteer places but none of them are really friendly. What must I do to get friends? (From South Africa)

I Have No Friends

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I am glad you have reached out here on this concern. Perhaps the best thing is to reach out to our forums as there are others struggling with the same concern. It is a safe place to ask, make connections, get support, and some suggestions.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

I Have No Friends

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). I Have No Friends. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 20, 2019, from
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