Loneliness Isn’t a Medical Problem; It’s Evidence of a Broken Society

Unless we stop talking about loneliness as an ‘epidemic,’ we’ll never be able to make the cultural changes needed to reduce it.

Dec 3, 2019
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AuthorFay Bound Alberti, The Conversation

Fay Bound Alberti is a cultural historian and writer. She's holds a PhD and is a reader in History and a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow at the University of York. Fay is a TED speaker and has been published widely on gender, emotions, the body, and the history of medicine; her books include Matters of the Heart (2016), This Mortal Coil (2016) and A Biography of Loneliness (2019).