Charlie, as someone who works in the mental health space with young adults, I cannot champion this piece enough. The number one reason I consistently hear from 20-somethings struggling through depression, suicide ideation, and self-harm is that they “have no community or friends and are completely alone.” As a veteran, my friends have killed themselves after the military because they go from deep connection to haunting isolation. Thanks for shedding a light on this.

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