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What If Loneliness Is More Than A Passing Longing

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Adria Botella
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In The Moment ... February 14, 2019 Show 516 Hour 1

Researchers say chronic loneliness is a public health crisis and a national epidemic. It's as life-threatening as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

We wanted to know more about the impact of loneliness in people's lives, so we reached out to Ann Henkin and Pat Hammond. Henkin is a retired mental health counselor. Hammond is associate pastor of congregational care at First Presbyterian Church in Sioux Falls.