Loneliness is at Epidemic Levels in America
Cigna is taking a comprehensive approach toward addressing loneliness and improving mental wellness in America.
Our Loneliness and the Workplace: 2020 U.S. report on the state of loneliness in America includes findings that highlight the impact of loneliness in the modern workplace.
Nearly one-quarter of Americans say their mental health is fair or poor.1
Americans reporting good mental health is down 5 percentage points from 2018.1
The CDC confirms that 1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year.2
Fueling the mental health crisis is the loneliness epidemic.
Some of the causes are:
Chances are, everyone has felt lonely at some point in their lives. However, you might not know if you or a loved-one is suffering from chronic loneliness, as the symptoms and signs can differ for each person.
If you consistently feel some or all of the following, you may be dealing with chronic loneliness:
Our behavioral health resources and tools can help Health Care Providers better support patients in the body and mind connection.
1 These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted July 16 – August 2, 2019, on behalf of Cigna. For the survey, a sample of 10,000 adults ages 18 and over from the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii were interviewed online, in English. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of ±1.1 percentage points for all respondents surveyed.
2 Learn about Mental Health: Mental Health Basics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Published January 2018