Together: Why Social Connection Holds the Key to Better Health, Higher Performance, and Greater Happiness

Together: Why Social Connection Holds the Key to Better Health, Higher Performance, and Greater Happiness Review

In this groundbreaking book, Former Surgeon General of the United States, Vivek Murthy argues that loneliness is the underpinning to the current crisis in mental wellness and is responsible for the upsurge in suicide, the opioid epidemic, the overuse of psych meds, the over-diagnosing and pathologizing of emotional and psychological struggle. The good news is that social connection is innate and a cure for loneliness. In Together, the former Surgeon General will address the importance of community and connection and offer viable and actionable solutions to this overlooked epidemic.

Title:Together: Why Social Connection Holds the Key to Better Health, Higher Performance, and Greater Happiness

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  • Mrs. Europaea

    I don't know if I would call this groundbreaking. This is similar enough to Putnam's Bowling Alone that discussed similar issues (social captial) and was published twenty years ago. I think the main...

  • Johnna Gracik

    I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the science behind social connectivity. Vivek does an amazing job connecting together concepts like ACE’s, shame, social infrastructure, natural ...

  • Linnea Magsuci

    A lot of the points that the book discusses are facts we already know, but Murthy does a great job in delving into scientific research as to how our brains function from social interaction or lack the...

  • Alicia

    Reading this book was like a balm on an old wound for me. It is vastly interesting, introspective, and heartfelt. The personal stories collected and explored by Dr. Murthy really resonated with me, an...

  • Katrina Sark

    p.23 – What is loneliness, anyway? […] Many people think of loneliness as isolation, but the difference between these two terms is substantial. Loneliness is the subjective feeling that you’re l...

  • FOLIO

    There are many things we use all the time without really paying attention to them. That’s normal and even helpful a lot of the time; life would slow down impossibly if we couldn’t move relatively ...

  • Mark Ryan

    I’ve given this book a low rating mainly for the structure and format of the writing, not necessarily the content itself. The content is fine (little new information here if you’ve read anything o...

  • Molly

    What a timely book for quarantine! Definitely worth reading now, more than ever....

  • Lib

    Such a timely book!...

  • Fit4life218

    An incredible book with significantly relevant information! WOW! No matter your age, education, or stage in life, this book will speak to your soul confirming what we have been hearing day in & day ou...