When people think of loneliness, normally the first thing you associate it with is the elderly.
However, that isn’t always the case.
The BBC found that 40% of people aged between 16 and 24 stated that they are lonely, in comparison to 29% of those aged between 65 and 74.
There are an increasing amount of younger people who are fighting every day against the mental illness.
30 year-old Michael McCluskey is a local musician who struggled with his battle against loneliness.
This is his story…
You can see more of Michael and his band ‘Nice Guy’ on their Facebook Page.
Trainee Journalist at Teesside University, specialising in Sports.