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Everyone has experienced loneliness in their life – by their own will or due to certain circumstances, National Cheer up the Lonely Day is dedicated to such periods. Since man is a social being, he needs communication. If there is too much loneliness, it negatively affects the quality of life of a person, it must be fought. That’s why National Cheer up the Lonely Day is celebrated annually on July 11th. The mission of the holiday is to draw attention to lonely people, make their life easier, gather with close relatives, friends and have fun.

The History

National Cheer up the Lonely Day has an author, Francis Pesek from Detroit, Michigan. He sincerely wanted to help those who suffered from loneliness, so he came up with a day when everyone who lives a full life can help those who are lonely in nursing homes or people who cannot go out on their own. Loneliness in the modern world is becoming global, experts have calculated that today almost 50% of the population suffer from loneliness and their number is increasing. That is why it is so important to talk about it, to draw attention to the problem.

Interesting Facts

  • Loneliness is contagious. Scientists have come to the conclusion that gradually people experiencing loneliness disappear from social networks, it literally pushes a person out of society. Moreover, their friends also feel isolated from society.
  • Loneliness affects the body and the effect is negative. Such people often have high blood pressure, rising cholesterol levels, they become prone to stress. In addition, a lonely person is always depressed. Statistically, flu shots are less effective for people who feel lonely.
  • Chronic loneliness increases mortality. Unfortunately, the statistics are real – among single people, premature death is recorded 15% more often.

How to celebrate

A noble and dignified way to celebrate National Cheer up the Lonely Day is to give someone the joy of communication, sincere hugs and a smile. Visit relatives, stay in the company of pleasant friends. Visit a nursing home and offer to help as a volunteer. Get the attention of your followers and readers for National Cheer up the Lonely Day on social media.

When is National Cheer up the Lonely Day celebrated in 2022?

National Cheer up the Lonely Day is observed on July 11 each year.