Combating Loneliness and Isolation in College Students During the COVID-19

“Loneliness is a widespread and significant problem impacting the mental health and success of college students in the U.S. According to recent surveys, 79% of GenZ youth (18-22) are lonely. These survey data, compared with data from previous years, show dramatic increases in college students reporting moderate and severe depression, attempting suicide, and leaving college due to mental health issues. Social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an urgent need to address the compounded and acute social isolation and disconnection felt by young people. Nod helps students tackle these challenges with an intervention co-created with young adults, and driven by evidence.”