There’s a loneliness epidemic in America
The U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy announced in May that loneliness is an epidemic in the United States. It impacts both our mental and physical health. Murthy stated loneliness poses the same health risks as smoking up to 15 cigarettes daily. It is also linked to depression, the number one cause of disease worldwide. In the workplace, it impacts staff productivity, increases sick days, and affects the financial bottom line. Loneliness and depression are part of the mental health spectrum.
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