Did loneliness contribute to your schizophrenia

Yes. Loneliness was one factor that drove me to seek out people and behaviour that was bad for me, and accept abuse rather than be alone. Which didnt exactly contribute to my mental health.

Perhaps also not being able to connect and share my inner world with others made me drift off in a wrong way.

Solitude helps to a certain extent. Too many people make my symptoms worse. I’m constantly having to shoot down my wife’s plans to visit with family that involve me.