More college students are experiencing loneliness than ever before
Feeling disconnected for college students has always been an issue. It could be that they don’t have a plan, or they could be unsure of what they want to do. All those feelings are normal, but according to a recent survey by Cigna, college students are the loneliest generation in the United States. Alicia Bredehoeft, a councilor at Johnson County Community College, says this generation is dealing with a lack of resiliency, and that can add to their loneliness.
“They haven’t had to deal with situations where they didn’t succeed, or they didn’t do well. Often times, when they come to college, that may be the first time where they’re doing something new to them. Not all of those connections work right the first time, and they might not have the coping skill,” says Bredehoeft.