The Loneliness Epidemic: The Cave of Loneliness

  When I think of loneliness, I'm reminded of the movie, The Croods. It is an animated movie about an over protective father whose family lives in a cave because of fear of the outside world. However, they are eventually forced out of the safety of their cave and soon realize the beauty of the …

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The Loneliness Epidemic

Cigna conducted a national survey of 20,000 adults. The survey revealed some startling truths about loneliness: 54% say they feel lonely. 56% said the people with whom they interact “are not necessarily with them”. 40% said they feel “isolated”.[i] Douglas Nemecek, Cigna’s chief medical officer for behavioral health, said, “Loneliness has the same impact on …

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