Dr. Vivek Murthy is the former US Surgeon General under President Obama and has been asked to return as the nation’s top doctor in the Biden administration. He is also the New York Times bestselling author of Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World and joins us for a master class on the critical importance of social connection and how to use it to strengthen our health and communities.
Murthy discusses the ideas explored in his prescient book, released in the early days of the coronavirus last April. Today, Dr. Murthy sees a hidden epidemic stemming directly from the pandemic and its months of social isolation. He makes a case for loneliness as a serious public health concern, with a role in everything from opioid and alcohol addiction, depression and anxiety to how our children experience school, how we perform in the workplace and more. And building upon his experience as the nation’s doctor and one of our most respected public health professionals, he offers remedies. Learn how to address and stave off loneliness in yourself or a loved one, and discover the four key strategies you can adopt right now to enrich your life with the extraordinary power of human connection.
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