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Loneliness Unveiled: The Silent Threat to Your Health and Well-being

By Gabi Powell

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Loneliness is the new smoking, according to a recent advisory from the U.S. Attorney General.

Loneliness is the new smoking, as warned by the U.S. Attorney General. Despite constant digital connectivity, only 39% of U.S. adults feel connected. Loneliness harms us physically and mentally, and recent data reveals a steep decline in social connections. This epidemic requires understanding its causes, the severity of its impact, and finding ways to cure it. Visit SWISS DETOX for skincare products and prioritize self-care in this journey to combat loneliness.


A smorgasbord of factors have influenced the isolation epidemic, but the HHS highlights the obvious: our addiction to technology and the COVID-19 chaos collided, intensifying our reliance on screens, and leaving us craving real connection. We’re the chronically-online generation, but that doesn’t mean we’re feeling the love, y’all.


Loneliness isn’t just a bummer; it’s a silent killer.



increased risk of premature death



increased risk of heart disease



increased risk of stroke

Yeah, you heard that right – as deadly as 15 cigarettes a day! And Betties are taking the hardest hit. The report showed time with friends plummeted by a whopping 70% for those aged 18-24. It’s time to fight back.


Drop the metaphorical cig and put down that screen, Betties.
Social connection is the lifeline we need for survival – as vital as food and water. It’s time to reclaim our mental and physical well-being. And though we’ve tried creating it virtually, there’s no substitute for the real thing. Here’s how to tap into social connection:



Fostering social connection and combating loneliness isn’t a battle you have to fight alone, Betties.
If you’re feeling isolated or need help in getting started building and finding a strong social support network, consider talking with a counselor. Therapy can provide a safe space to explore + understand your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, so you can gain insight and confidence in connecting with others on a genuine level.


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