Brett.Ullman

Category - Loneliness

My new research: loneliness

One of the most common questions we seem to ask each other is “How are you?”

For many years as people asked me that question the one answer in the back of my mind I have always wanted to say is “… I feel lonely”

So let me say it. I feel lonely. I am surrounded by people in my life and I feel desperately lonely.

Lonely you say. You are married, have 2 teenagers, speak to tens of thousands of people a year, coach baseball, involved in church, and so on.  You should not feel lonely.

All I know is that I am.

So I have decided that I want to begin a personal journey looking at loneliness. I am hoping in time that this journey becomes my newest talk.

Here is where I would like your help. I don’t think I am alone in this journey (no pun intended) If anyone wants to share some of their struggles with loneliness I would love to hear them. I am also hoping to put out a large survey sometime this summer and begin to look at how many people feel the way that I do.

If you come across any books, blogs, articles, youtube videos, documentaries, quotes or basically anything you think might help me as I delve into this concept of loneliness please send it through to me online or privately.

thanks for any support.

Nearly 70% of university students battle loneliness during school year, survey says

Growing problem not just for University students but for people of all ages and stages.

A new study of Canadian university students found more than 66 per cent reported feeling “very lonely” in the past year.

And the problem was worse for female students, with nearly 70 per cent feeling very lonely at least once in the last year, compared with male students at 59 per cent.

More than 43,000 students were surveyed for the National College Health Assessment.

It found about 30 per cent of students “felt very lonely” within the last two weeks.

What are your thoughts on loneliness?

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