If you’ve ever been in a situation where someone has ignored you (Intentionally or not), it can hurt. But did you know that being rejected by a stranger can hurt just as much as being rejected by your partner?

Studies have shown that we humans need to feel affiliated so much so that any type of ostracism can be painful. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

The theory of us feeling our pain is apparently down to our need to have strong social networks. Our ancestors needed these strong social networks in order to survive. Perhaps then, this is why we feel the pain of rejection when we think we’re being ignored. 

The study that was carried out in psychology departments in two different German universities also showed that those who felt excluded did not try to befriend the person or people rejecting them. 

In further studies, it was found that someone who has been rejected by a computer felt the same level of rejection, much to everyone’s surprise. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk