U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy On America’s Epidemic Of Loneliness
I think it’s safe to say that many people are suffering, not just from major public health concerns and economic hardship, but also from loneliness—the prevalence of which has skyrocketed in recent years.
Studies indicate that about half of U.S. adults have reported experiencing loneliness. The impact of this extends beyond a decline in mental health, increasing the risk of heart disease, dementia, stroke, and even premature death.
It’s a problem today’s guest has officially labeled an epidemic—and has made his mission to ameliorate.
Meet the 21st Surgeon General of the United States, Vice Admiral Dr. Vivek Murthy.
Today Dr. Murthy explains how we arrived at this juncture of disconnection and why it is so vitally important to redress. We also discuss the compound effects of loneliness on our health as individuals and as a society, and what we can do to engender our lives with more connection, companionship, and community.
It was an honor to host an important conversation with such an esteemed individual. I was deeply impacted by what he shared and suspect you may feel the same.
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