Have you ever been lonely?
Do you know someone
who you believe is
L O N E L Y. . .
Who would think
that it could ever be deadly:
L O N E L I N E S S
The latest studies
T E L L
that in the United States,
about a quarter of the population lives a l o n e;
. . .In fact, RESEARCH presented
at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association
brings out the connection between
Loneliness and a Premature Death. . .
The Shocking Scoop:
Julianne Holt-Lundstad, A Professor of Psychology
at Brigham Young University
presented evidence from two meta-analyses
on the effects of social connection and H E A L T H
The first study looked at over 148 studies
involving more than 300,000 people
and found that people with SOCIAL CONNECTIONS
had a 50% lower risk of dying early
compared to people who did not have
strong social circles. . .
The other analysis of 70 studies
found that loneliness, isolation and living alone
all had a significant effect on a person’s
risk for early death. . .
Holt-Lundstad said, “There is robust evidence that social isolation and loneliness significantly increase risk for premature mortality, and the magnitude of the risk exceeds that of many leading health indicators.”
In a 2016 interview with FORTUNE,
John Cacioppo, author of
LONELINESS: HUMAN NATURE AND THE NEED FOR SOCIAL CONNECTION,
believes that loneliness has a physical and psychological effect on people’s health:
“Loneliness is bad for your mental health: Well-being goes down, depressive symptoms go up, your likelihood of developing mental health and affective disorders increases,” Cacioppo said. . .
Holt-Lundstad even went further to comment,
“Indeed, many nations around the world now suggest we are facing a ‘loneliness epidemic.’ The challenge we face now is what can be done about it?”
Can it be this simple:
As a Caring Catalyst
c a n
Merely BE-FRIENDING Some O N E
actually save their lives?
Maybe the deeper
more significant question:
ARE YOU WILLING TO
L I T E R A L L Y
B E T Y O U R L I F E O N I T ?
. . .Maybe by erasing
L O N E L I N E S S
from any O N E’ S Life
erases it from your’s. . .
Hmmmmmmmmmmm. . .
two lives saved
in one simple
c a r i n g
a c t
M O R A L:
You don’t have to do the Study
. . .j u s t
B E T H E S T U D Y
p r o s p e r
as you prosper