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The Loneliness Epidemic and Mental Health

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Health & Wellness

Age Group:

Adults
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The prevalence of loneliness and isolation today is a great threat to the health and well-being of our society.  Social disconnection is far more common than we realize and is associated with greater risks of cardiovascular disease, dementia, depression, anxiety and a host of other diseases.  Dr. Amanda Mackillop, a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, will discuss how loneliness impacts both us personally,  and our collective well-being.   She will talk about the steps we can take both within our personal lives, and within our community, to achieve emotional well-being.  This program is sponsored by Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.  Please contact your local library, or North Shore Library in Shoreham at (631) 929-4488 for a registration link.