“Loneliness is one of the greatest health concerns people face.”
“In 2019, 61% of Americans surveyed are lonely."
"Lack of human connection has an impact similar to the effects of smoking 15 cigarettes a day."
“Loneliness can increase the risk of heart disease, arthritis, Type 2 diabetes, dementia and even suicide attempts.”
Loneliness is the inability to connect in meaningful ways that give us a sense of significance and belonging. Loneliness is proven to be significantly harmful to both physical and mental health. The solution to loneliness is connection. We have seen firsthand the devastating effects of prolonged loneliness. So we are on a mission to end it.
The key to beating loneliness is not increasing the number of people a person sees, but making more fulfilling social connections.
"The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. It is human connection."
People who feel more connected to others have lower levels of anxiety and depression.
"STRONG SOCIAL CONNECTIONS LEAD TO A STRENGTHENED IMMUNE SYSTEM, FASTER DISEASE RECOVERY AND MAY EVEN LENGTHEN YOUR LIFE!"
“QUITE SIMPLY, HUMAN RELATIONSHIP IS AS ESSENTIAL TO OUR WELL-BEING AS FOOD AND WATER.”
"Social connection is the best antidote to loneliness."
Social connection is perhaps THE key factor in well-being
the solution to loneliness is meaningful connection.
Real, personal, vulnerable, connection. In a world where technology promises connection, we find ourselves feeling more disconnected then ever.
Your 7 seconds can make an impact. It can change someone’s day. It can remind someone they are not alone. Reach out. Start a conversation.
It takes only 7 seconds.
Here is the thing about connection—it is not rocket science.
I KNOW LONELY PROJECT
The I Know Lonely Project harnesses the power of stories, cultivates empathy & understanding, inspires meaningful connections, and helps people feel less lonely.
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