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‘To feel happy, you must feel that you belong’

One of the UK’s top adolescent psychiatrists, Dr Holan Liang, explores the topic of loneliness in her latest book, A Sense Of Belonging.

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Feeling unable to be yourself around others can lead to a lonely existence. Credit: Getty Images

Feeling unable to be yourself around others can lead to a lonely existence. Credit: Getty Images

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Feeling unable to be yourself around others can lead to a lonely existence. Credit: Getty Images

Feeling unable to be yourself around others can lead to a lonely existence. Credit: Getty Images

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Sense of self: Dr Holan Liang draws on her experience to present a new perspective on mental health

Sense of self: Dr Holan Liang draws on her experience to present a new perspective on mental health

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Feeling unable to be yourself around others can lead to a lonely existence. Credit: Getty Images

Dr Holan Liang treats children with severe mental health issues. Born in Taiwan, she moved to the UK as a child and studied medicine and experimental psychology at Cambridge, before training in psychiatry at The Maudsley Hospital.

In her latest book, A Sense Of Belonging: How To Find Your Place In A Fractured World, Dr Liang explores the topic of loneliness and the pull to ‘fit in’ at different stages of our lives.


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