“Loneliness is one of the greatest health concerns people face.”
“In 2019, 61% of Americans surveyed are lonely."
Nearly 80% of Gen Z report often feeling lonely, making gen z the loneliest generation
"Lack of human connection has an impact similar to the effects of smoking 15 cigarettes a day."
“There is an epidemic of loneliness in young people”
“Loneliness can increase the risk of heart disease, arthritis, Type 2 diabetes, dementia and even suicide attempts.”
"2022 held the highest number of youth suicides in the history of the United States with nearly 50,000 youth taking their own lives.
Loneliness is the inability to connect in meaningful ways that give us a sense of belonging and significant. Loneliness is the strongest predictive factor in everything from suicide attempts, depression, anxiety, and more. And overwhelming majority of youth feel lonely today. We are on a mission to eradicate youth loneliness.
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.
Over the next 3 years, our sole focus will be on ending loneliness for youth & young adults. As a nonprofit organization, we rely entirely on the generosity of our donors (that's you!) to survive, thrive, and carry out our programming. We are confident that Only7Seconds will continue to make an impact on the next generation BUT! We know we can't do it alone.
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