Tag: youth

An epidemic of loneliness

I read a new article from The Week titled An Epidemic of Loneliness and it really hit home. According to the article, 47% of people are lonely. They define loneliness as: …the emotional state created when people have fewer social contacts and meaningful relationships than they would like — relationships that make them feel known and

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Runaway and Homeless Youth

Last night I took my kids to a vigil in honor of runaway and homeless youth at a local partner agency, Women and Families Center.  “Often called Connecticut’s ‘invisible’ population (Director of Prevention and Intervention Services, Carissa Conway), data shows that while runaway and homeless youth are present in Connecticut, they are rarely seen or recognized.” 

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