Feeling really lonely and sad on a gap year Watch
Take a new hobby up
Join a class
can you chat online with your friend?
what about making new friends? do you meet any new people?
Making new friends? Humans are weird creatures; I’ve tried and can't seem to understand them. It's like I missed that life lesson. And am introvert, that's the big issue, I get drained by human interaction. Though once in a while I’ll need it but not everyday.
Go on Facebook and message everyone. That's how I found my friends. I can hang out with a friend once a month because of Facebook. Did this since 2018.
Very glad this worked for you - but the evidence (see chart in the link) suggests that social media causes more mental health problems including anxiety depression and loneliness although people EXPECT it to provide emotional support.