Episode 154: The Loneliness Epidemic

Episode 154 September 21, 2023 00:30:02
Episode 154: The Loneliness Epidemic
Into the Fold: Issues in Mental Health
Episode 154: The Loneliness Epidemic

Sep 21 2023 | 00:30:02

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Show Notes

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, issued a public advisory earlier this year titled, the Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation in the U.S. To quote: “Our epidemic of loneliness and isolation has been an underappreciated public health crisis that has harmed individual and societal health. Our relationships are a source of healing and well-being hiding in plain sight – one that can help us live healthier, more fulfilled, and more productive lives."

How big a problem is loneliness, and what can be done to addess the problem? Here to provide some answers is Jacki Hecht, managing director of the Center for Health Equity Research at the School of Nursing at The University of Texas at Austin and head of the AMEN Program.

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