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Escape the Loneliness Epidemic with Platonic Intimacy

The Surgeon General's Advisory on Loneliness is an eye opening look at the impact of social isolation. Loneliness impacts physical health, mental health, economic productivity, and happiness. Since over 50% of American reported feeling lonely before the pandemic, it's an issue that we cannot afford to downplay or ignore anymore. A Look at the Impact of Loneliness living alone increases our risk of mortality by 29% loneliness increases the risk of heart disease by 29% social isolation increases the risk of stroke by 31% people with fewer social connections have higher rates of diabetes, heart attack, and kidney disease isolation increases the risk of dementia by 50% children with positive relationships do better academically lonely adults are more likely to experience depression murder and auto theft reduce dramatically in connected communities Clearly we are healthier and happier when we...

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