News in Review Loneliness: The New Silent Killer

News in Review Loneliness: The New Silent Killer

More people are lonely than ever before. Studies show that one in five Canadians identify as being lonely. Loneliness is more than a feeling of occasional solitude – it’s a prolonged feeling of perceived isolation. While long seen as being bad for mental health, loneliness is now recognized as being physically harmful too. It's being called the silent killer – considered by some experts as being more harmful than smoking 15 cigarettes a day. In fact, loneliness is now linked to heart disease, depression, obesity and other life-threatening conditions. So why in our highly connected world are we so lonely? And what can we do about it?

  • 2019
  • 00:19:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/09/2019
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