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Thirty2give is an excellent virtual tool to reach out and connect to anyone with a smartphone that is interested in engaging in a mentoring/advising relationship. These relationships can form in one on one sessions or in public chat rooms using anonymity. The veil of anonymity encourages an efficient transfer of knowledge and can be lifted within in safe environments such as a sponsoring health system or corporate entity


Thirty2give gives everyone from every walk of life and physical ability the opportunity to equally and fairly engage with each other free of unconscious bias and other negative prejudged attributes. The mentoring relationships can last thirty days or a lifetime.

Please contact us to discuss how we can work with your healthcare system or organization.


Studies Show: 

 Isolation is the experience of being separated from others. It may result from being physically separated from others, such as when a person lives in a remote area. Isolation can also result from being emotionally removed from a community. 

Solitude can be chosen or forced, healthy or unhealthy. Social isolation describes an unwanted and often harmful experience. A person may be experiencing social isolation if they:

· Avoid social interaction due to shame or depression.

· Spend extended periods of time alone.

· Experience social anxiety or fears of abandonment at the idea of social interaction. 

· Have only limited or superficial social contact.

Emotional isolation occurs when someone is unable or unwilling to share their emotions with others. Someone may be reluctant to discuss anything but the most superficial matters. Without emotional support, they may feel “shut down” or numb.

Emotional isolation can occur due to social isolation. Yet a person may feel emotionally isolated despite having a social network. Even though relationships are necessary for our well-being, they can trigger negative feelings and thoughts. Emotional isolation can act as a defense mechanism to protect a person from distress. 

A 2018 Cigna survey of American adults claims loneliness has reached epidemic levels across all age groups. (Although loneliness is not the same as isolation, many studies use it as a marker for isolation). 


According to the study:

· 43% of Americans report they often feel “isolated from others.” 

· 27% feel they don’t have people who truly understand them.

· 47% do not have meaningful in-person social interactions (such as quality time with family) on a daily basis.


For some people, social media offers access to a sense of community and belonging. This can be especially true for marginalized individuals who might have trouble connecting with people in their physical location. 

Experts Say...

Without others with whom to share information and reactions, ambiguity becomes very hard to resolve. When this happens, our mind can quickly race to the darkest possible conclusions.


 Humans are hardwired to interact with others, especially during times of stress. When we go through a trying ordeal alone, a lack of emotional support and friendship can increase our anxiety and hinder our coping ability. 


Other studies confirm that loneliness isn’t good for anyone’s health

we normally spend most of our time attending to and processing external stimuli from the physical world around us. However, monotonous stimulation from our surroundings may cause us to turn our attention inward, which most of us have much less experience handling.

Without others with whom to share information and reactions, ambiguity becomes very hard to resolve. When this happens, our mind can quickly race to the darkest possible conclusions.

Frank McAndrew, Ph.D., is the Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology at Knox College.

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