Mental Health Minute

The global pandemic has deepened an epidemic of loneliness in America. According to research conducted by Harvard University, statistics showed that 36% of all Americans feel "serious loneliness". Loneliness has appeared to have increased substantially since the outbreak of the global pandemic.
Key findings from the research:

  • 58% of adults
  • 61% of young adults
  • 51% of moms with young children
  • 25.7% of women
  • 30.6% of men

We can take steps to cope with loneliness and even change our state of mind by following these 4-steps to Walk Away from Loneliness

  1. Practice Gratitude - Acts of gratitude can help us feel more positive and have stronger relationships
  2. Participate in Activities - By pursuing your passions, your mind is engaged, decreasing feelings of loneliness
  3. Remember that You are Unique - Try to avoid comparing yourself to others
  4. Connect with Yourself - Consider the relationship you have with yourself, and how you can enrich it

Even if you are feeling lonely, please know you are NOT alone. If you or someone you know is struggling with loneliness, depression, anxiety or mental health, there are ways to get help. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988Learn more about the Lifeline & 988