One Nation Under Stress: How Social Connection Can Heal Us

Stress. There is the good kind, the kind that makes us feel alive and excited. And then there is chronic stress, the type of stress that keeps our cortisol levels high and has a toxic effect on our bodies, minds, and hearts. With 24% of adults in America reported experiencing extreme stress, our country is feeling more stressed than ever. In a world that feels increasingly fraught and fractured, how might we heal ourselves? Join in conversation with Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, 19th U.S. Surgeon General, doctor, and tech entrepreneur, on how cultivating emotional well-being can counter stress. And how social connection might be the best prescription not only for ourselves but for the future of our country.

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Vivek Murthy

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


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