«We cannot beat loneliness with our project, but we can show the importance of friendship!» Corinne, Yuujou founder
Friends for good health
A study with more than 3 million participants by Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Brigham Young University, shows that even quitting smoking cigarettes and stopping drinking alcohol, won't improve your health as much as having real friends.
Friends for happiness
One of the longest studies ever made about adult development by Harvard University shows that “good relationships make us happier and healthier.”
Loneliness is the global epidemic of our time
The feeling of loneliness is the most significant factor in increasing the risk of death! In the USA, 50% of Americans report to feeling alone and missing meaningful face-to-face interactions on a daily basis. The loneliest generation of adults are 18 to 22 years olds. Similar results can be found in surveys about loneliness and social isolation in other affluent countries, such as the UK, Switzerland, Germany and Australia.