Resources to Help Cope With Loneliness
Loneliness is plaguing our society today, and it’s affecting young adults the most! Here are the statistics and some resources that might help.
- Gen Z, or young people ages 18 to 22, are significantly more likely to be lonely than any other generation in the U.S. About 2 in 3 feel shy, feel like others don’t understand them, and feel that people around them are absent (Cigna).
- Before the pandemic, “60% of U.S. students felt ‘overwhelming’ anxiety, while 40% experienced depression so severe they had difficulty functioning… Suicidal thinking, severe depression and rates of self-injury among U.S. college students more than doubled over less than a decade” (American College Health Association).
- In 2019, 27% of U.S. based students reported that feelings of anxiety had caused them to achieve a lower grade on an exam or in a class, while 20% of students said that feelings of depression were the cause of worse academic performance (American College Health Association).
Video: Let’s Talk About Loneliness 13 mins
Video: When You Feel Anxious, Alone, and Afraid-Life Church 40 mins
Video: Joyce Meyer Sermons 2022 – Overcoming Grief and Loneliness – Enjoying Everyday Life – YouTube 53 minute video
Video: 05 How Can I Overcome Loneliness – YouTube-Rick Warren 23 minutes
Book-Stop Being Lonely by Kira Asatryan (Secular but good)
- Shows how to connect and be close to others. Connection is an antidote to loneliness.
Book: The Loneliness Cure; 6 strategies for finding real connections in your life by Kory Floyd PHD (Secular but good)