Video: Ah look at all the lonely people. | Andre Picard

The world has never been more connected but, paradoxically, people have never been so lonely. There is an epidemic of social isolation created by shifting social mores – smaller families, a mobile workforce, fear of crime, etc.

Andre Picard shares how the growing scourge of loneliness is taking a tremendous toll on our health, both individually and collectively.

Picard is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University and has received honorary doctorates from six universities, including the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto. André also received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University and has received honorary doctorates from six universities, including the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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