“Scientific literature has confirmed that 1 in 2 adults express experiencing loneliness…and it is having profound threats to our health and well-being”, writes Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General, in his opening letter of the recently released document “Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation; The Surgeon General’s Advisory on the Healing Effects of Connection and Community.” He continues, “but we have the power to respond…by taking small steps every day to strengthen our relationships, and by supporting community efforts to rebuild social connection…we can build lives and communities that are healthier and happier.” To read the Surgeon General’s document, click here.

In addition, in our “Journey to Thrive” podcast, Mercedes McCann, RSM, Ph.D., discusses the issue of loneliness and isolation from the report and ways to manage and cope by incorporating better connections in our communities. To listen, click here.

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