It is very difficult to obtain statistical facts about loneliness because it is not classed as a disease. Patients often will not reveal to their doctors that the cause of their illness is because they are suffering from loneliness. But it can cause all the other afflictions that are mentioned above: depression, anxiety suicide. Loneliness can create physical and mental illnesses and cause the sufferer to have a low self-esteem. Many bloggers on WordPress write about how lonely they feel and they receive a little comfort from the stranger at the other side of the computer screen. However, many do not record their feelings at all and the evidence is seen in the growing number of suicide rates across the world.