Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy: Fighting Loneliness During COVID-19 and Beyond
Now more than ever, loneliness is a growing public health concern as communities continue to require social distancing and self-isolation to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Because humans are social creatures, at the center of our loneliness is our innate desire to connect, forge lasting bonds, help one another, and share life experiences.
In his new book Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World, Dr. Murthy warns of the dangers of loneliness and the lasting impact it can have on our health. He will be joined by Dr. Lucy Kalanithi for a poignant conversation on his four key strategies to weather this epidemic during this difficult time and beyond.
Dr. Murthy was appointed by President Barack Obama and served as the 19th surgeon general of the United States.
This program is free, though we invite you to make a donation during registration; this program will be online-only; pre-register for a link to the live-stream event
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Murthy photo by Meredith Nierman
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