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.

Research Stats

  1. 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).


  1. 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).


  1. 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).


Helpful Resources

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 – YouTub53 minute video 

Book: Straight Talk on Loneliness by Joyce Meyer | FaithWords

Article: What Does God Say to Lonely People? – Pastor Rick’s Daily Hope

Video: 05 How Can I Overcome Loneliness – YouTube-Rick Warren  23 minutes 

Article: Campus UnLonely – The Foundation for Art & Healing 

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)