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"An Epidemic of Loneliness"

The U.S. Surgeon General has issued an alert about an "Epidemic of Loneliness" that is silently spreading through our generation.  He says  " a public health crisis of loneliness, isolation, and lack of connection in our country" is silently spreading among us. "The physical health consequences of poor or insufficient connection include a 29% increased risk of heart disease, a 32% increased risk of stroke, and a 50% increased risk of developing dementia for older adults. Additionally, lacking social connection increases risk of premature death by more than 60%."  

OURGENPOD is aimed at creating connections, community and uplifting content that helps counteract this threat by doing precisely what the Surgeon General and many experts and medical professionals recommend:


If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, please SHARE this and 
Help us keep fighting "The Epidemic of Loneliness":

"Each of us can start now, in our own lives, by strengthening our connections and relationships. Our individual relationships are an untapped resource—a source of healing hiding in plain sight. They can help us live healthier, more productive, and more fulfilled lives. Answer that phone call from a friend. Make time to share a meal. Listen without the distraction of your phone. Perform an act of service. Express yourself authentically. The keys to human connection are simple, but extraordinarily powerful."

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