May 2024

  • The Myth of the Loneliness Epidemic

    The Myth of the Loneliness Epidemic

    On May 1, 2023, I woke up to a news headline I’d been yearning to see for years: We Have Become a Lonely Nation. It’s Time to Fix That. It was a guest article by the US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy in the New York Times. In it, he announced his new report to tackle the loneliness epidemic, which he later declared a “public…