The time for sappy Facebook posts, flowers and candy chocolate is finally here. But it can be a lonely time if you do not have someone to spend it with.
Chanel Gano is a Health Promotions facilitator with Alberta Addictions and Mental Health Services has some tips for you if you are feeling in the dumps on this day.
"Maybe find why you are feeling those feelings of loneliness and maybe understanding your relationship situation can help you decide where to action. It isn't always something that is easy to do so if you need extra help, reach out to our clinics for someone to help you do that."
We live in a time where social media keeps us connected. In times it can almost be too connected. She urges those who are suffering to not compare everyone else's highlight roles to your everyday moments.
"Definitely now with social media, you will want to try to avoid comparing yourself to others. People tend to put their best self forwards on those platforms, so you always have to keep in mind that it isn't all that it seems to be and that can be very deceiving," continued Gano.
She reminds to always keep positive and that just because you have feelings of loneliness, it doesn't mean you always are.
"Think about what else is going on in your life. If something else is off, then that may be something that something that is contributing to those feelings and then take advantage of the time you do have alone. So that is a great opportunity to get out and find a new hobby, learn a new skill and just do the things that you enjoy doing. It is really good to take your mind of this loneliness and enjoy the things that make you happy," concluded Gano.