As someone who was chronically lonely, and who now volunteers to work with the chronically lonely, I really enjoyed this article! It is a brief but enlightening look at the often tragic results of not addressing the epidemic of loneliness, particularly among young men in our society that get cut off from the healthy connections that many of us take for granted.

There is a widely held misconception, in my opinion, that there are plenty of opportunities out there for chronically lonely people to easily meet with others and to socialize. It seems like such a simple problem to those of us who never suffered from it. Therefore, the chronically lonely often get little empathy from the public, nor effective support or treatment for their plight. Sometimes the results of this can be devastating!