inspiring intentional connections by empowering people and equipping partners through our established programs and resources

A WORLD WITHOUT LONELINESS

inspiring intentional connections by empowering people and equipping partners through our established programs and resources

A WORLD WITHOUT LONELINESS

 “Loneliness is one of the greatest health concerns people face.”

— Harvard Health

“In 2019, 61% of Americans surveyed are lonely."

— CIGNA

"Lack of human connection has an impact similar to the effects of smoking 15 cigarettes a day."

— CNN

 “Loneliness can increase the risk of heart disease, arthritis, Type 2 diabetes, dementia and even suicide attempts.”

— New York Times

Loneliness is perceived social isolation or the subjective feeling of being alone. Said another way, it 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. We have seen firsthand the devastating effects of prolonged loneliness. So we are on a mission to end it. 


the solution to loneliness is more connection.

The opposite of loneliness is connection. Real, personal, vulnerable, connection. In a world where connection should be easier than ever, it is easier than ever to disconnect. Only7Seconds is on a mission to create a world in which intentional connection is constantly encouraged and loneliness ceases to exist.

"Social connection is the best antidote to loneliness."

—Independent UK

"Strong social connections lead to a strengthened immune system, faster disease recovery and may even lengthen your life!"

—Stanford Medicine

“Quite simply, human relationship is as essential to our well-being as food and water.”

—Vivek Murthy, 19th US Surgeon General


Here’s the thing about loneliness—it is not rocket science. You simply need to stop and be intentional. 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 only takes 7 seconds.

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The apparel starts conversations. Almost every time I wear one of my shirts or the hoodies, I get asked what it means and have a genuine conversation about the importance of reaching out. — Olivia

"Only7Seconds is actively fighting isolation by encouraging people to use whatever is at their disposal to reach out and to let people know they are not alone. We all are longing for hope and seeking to belong. Only7Seconds is a powerful movement that is reminding the world of the truth - there is hope and you do belong."
— Taylen, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

"After experiencing a brain injury at 14, I experienced first hand what it felt like to be alone, feel hopeless and isolated from the rest of the world. Nine months into my injury moments before I attempted suicide, one of my friends texted me. It changed everything for me. This is why I love this message and organization— it is so needed and important!"   — Jamie

“One of my favorite things about SHARE Day is the element of action in it. Taking a walk to spread sticky notes of hope always ends up filling my day with hope. Participating in SHARE Day creates hope that keeps on giving.”  — Patricia

“One of my favorite things about SHARE Day is the element of action in it. Taking a walk to spread sticky notes of hope always ends up filling my day with hope. Participating in SHARE Day creates hope that keeps on giving.”  — Patricia

As someone who was severely abused as a child and carry a story that not many people know, I understand experiencing suicidal thoughts, feeling unheard, and lonely like no other. This is a great organization, great people, with such an enormous purpose! Extremely fulfilling!!  —Geri

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