Loneliness and the power of connection | Vivek Murthy


  • Health and wellbeing

If you are lonely, if you’ve ever been lonely, you are not alone. 

Loneliness is extraordinarily common. It is a universal part of the human experience – a natural signal like hunger or thirst that our body sends us when we lack something that we need for our survival, which is social connection. 

In this RSA Short, US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy explains how we can get better at spotting the signs of loneliness in people around us, and the simple steps we can all take to building a more connected society, and a more connected life. 

View the original event information and watch the full video from the event on the Finding connection in an age of isolation event page.

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