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

"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 Gilden,
Licensed mental health counselor 

why does it matter?

• 48.1 million adults live with anxiety disorders
• 1 American dies every 12 minutes by suicide 
• 50% of mental illness start by the age of 12
• Anxiety disorders affect one in three teens
• Teens spend an average of 9 hours a day on electronic devices
• Suicide is the second leading cause for ages 10-34
• Loneliness can increase your risk of death by 26%
• Feeling alone and poor social connections are as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

• Loneliness can increase your risk of death by 26%
• Feeling alone and poor social connections are as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
• 48.1 million adults live with anxiety disorders
• 1 American dies every 12 minutes by suicide 
• 50% of mental illness start by the age of 12
• Anxiety disorders affect one in three teens
• Teens spend an average of 9 hours a day on electronic devices
• Suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-34

Why does it matter?

loneliness is dangerous.
Mental health does not discriminate. We all need connection.

• Phone calls to mental health hotlines increased 890% from April 2019 to April 2020

• 37% of people reported having thoughts of suicide more than half or nearly every day in September 2020. The rate of U.S adults seriously considering suicide in the preceding 30 days increased by 2x since 2018.

• 40.9% of U.S adults reported struggling with mental health conditions or substance use to cope with stress or emotions related to COVID-19

• Over half of 11-17-year-olds reported having thoughts of suicide or self-harm nearly every day of the previous two weeks in September 2020

• 70% reported that one of the top three things contributing to their mental health concerns was loneliness or isolation


sources: MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA, THE CDC, KFF (2020)

The mental health conversation is only going to continue to grow as we recover from 2020. Now more than ever we need to be spreading hope.

mental health in a pandemic:

What your donation supports:

Your generous donations help us with our legal fees, start-up costs, non-profit insurance, marketing materials.

Your donations will fund program development and enable us to share in schools and communities across the nation, educating thousands on the harmful effects of isolation.  

Your donations help provide tangible and online resources to inspire, educate and equip others to spread this vital message.

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