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The Lonely Nation

A person walks along the Las Vegas Strip devoid of the usual crowds after casinos have been ordered to shut down due to the coronavirus, March 18, 2020, in Las Vegas. Loneliness in America can be deadly. In May 2023, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy declared it an American epidemic, saying that it takes as deadly a toll as smoking upon the population of the United States. “Millions of people in America are struggling in the shadows,” he said, “and that’s not right.”

John Locher

The Lonely Nation

A person walks along the Las Vegas Strip devoid of the usual crowds after casinos have been ordered to shut down due to the coronavirus, March 18, 2020, in Las Vegas. Loneliness in America can be deadly. In May 2023, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy declared it an American epidemic, saying that it takes as deadly a toll as smoking upon the population of the United States. “Millions of people in America are struggling in the shadows,” he said, “and that’s not right.”

John Locher

Fighting America’s loneliness epidemic

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has called loneliness a public health crisis. Article: (Two sentences max) According to a recent advisory, about half of U.S. adults reported experiencing loneliness even before the pandemic began. Reset discusses what’s behind the rise of social isolation and loneliness, and checks in with Chicago groups working to build social connection and community. GUESTS: Jeremy Foster, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago Julia Logan Labow, director of impact and learning at OneTable Jacob Rosenblum, Shabbat dinner host for OneTable Eve Escalante, clinical social worker and manager of program innovation with social work and community health at Rush University Medical Center

A person walks along the Las Vegas Strip devoid of the usual crowds after casinos have been ordered to shut down due to the coronavirus, March 18, 2020, in Las Vegas. Loneliness in America can be deadly. In May 2023, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy declared it an American epidemic, saying that it takes as deadly a toll as smoking upon the population of the United States. “Millions of people in America are struggling in the shadows,” he said, “and that’s not right.”

John Locher

   

According to a recent advisory, about half of U.S. adults reported experiencing loneliness even before the pandemic began.

Reset discusses what’s behind the rise of social isolation and loneliness, and checks in with Chicago groups working to build social connection and community.

GUESTS: Eve Escalante, clinical social worker and manager of program innovation with social work and community health at Rush University Medical Center

Jeremy Foster, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago

Julia Logan Labow, director of impact and learning at OneTable

Jacob Rosenblum, Shabbat dinner host for OneTable

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