At Dartmouth, U.S. Surgeons General Call for ‘Stronger Communities’ to Address Mental Health Crisis – NHPR

Read article - A feature story on the panel of current and former U.S. surgeons general at Dartmouth to talk about the nation’s mental health crisis. “People who struggle with loneliness and isolation, their risk of mental illness goes up—of depression, of anxiety, of suicide,” Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said. “But the surprising thing is their risk of physical ailments go up, too, with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease by 29%, 50% increase in the risk of dementia among older people.”