- Loneliness is rising to shocking levels in the West
- After the COVID pandemic adults are more isolated than ever
- THIS is the worrying trend scientists are keeping their eyes on
What is happening here? This trend was accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. 30 years ago, just 3% of Americans said they had no close friends in a Gallup poll. In 2021, a similar online poll saw that number increase to 12%. Just one year into the pandemic, 12% of women and 8% of men between the ages of 30 and 49 said that they had lost touch with a majority of their friends.
Humans are simply not introverts!
It's a sad reality for so many of us. In this economy, must work two or more jobs, which leaves less time for friendship. According to 'The New York Times,' friendship plays a crucial role in well-being.
The fact is, isolation and loneliness have been linked to an increased risk for depression, anxiety, heart attacks and strokes. . Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University, suggests that between three and six close friends may be an ideal number for well-being...
Watch the video above to learn more!