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The loneliness epidemic sweeping through college campuses

There’s an epidemic creeping into dorm rooms and classrooms on college campuses across America. That epidemic is loneliness and with it often comes a disturbing sense of disconnection and disorientation. This epidemic is a kind of tradition, too, and one that hinders students in reaching their academic potential, not to mention a sense of personal well-being. There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that college students struggle with the burden of loneliness—ask any student or recent grad. Now there is scientific evidence as well.

Evan Horowitz is an actor and director currently pursuing his MFA at Brown University/Trinity Rep in Providence, RI. Upon entering college, Evan experienced firsthand the ways in which social isolation can creep into the lives of students. You can read more of his personal story here A s published in Psychology Today

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.

One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was 11—sounding as if she’d just woken up. We chatted about her favorite songs and TV shows, and I asked her what she likes to do with her friends. “We go to the mall,” she said. “Do your parents drop you off?,” I asked, recalling my own middle-school days, in the 1980s, when I’d enjoy a few parent-free hours shopping with my friends. “No—I go with my family,” she replied. “We’ll go with my mom and brothers and walk a little behind them. I just have to tell my mom where we’re going. I have to check in every hour or every 30 minutes.

As published in The Atlantic

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