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Maria Shriver Believes Cell Phones Are Causing 'Real Mental Health Problems'

Maria Shriver believes human connection is the most important thing we have, which is why she says we need to stop scrolling and start connecting.

While speaking with CNN, Maria opened up about her rules for Sunday family dinner, and why she believes our cell phones are making us sick.

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No one is allowed phones at the dinner table Maria told the news outlet.

"They know when they come for Sunday dinner, they don't have the phone," she says about her family, which includes new son-in-law, Chris Pratt.

"It's down in the kitchen. And if I see it, I say 'phone' and they put it away."

"People can sit down and find common subjects, find common ground."

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"I'm a big believer that we're in desperate need as a country to find things that we can talk about, then we can listen and form relationships," she continued.

Maria believes that everyone is totally obsessed with their phone these days.

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"Loneliness, anxiety, depression, trauma, all these things, I think, is coming from the lack of talking."

"I get in an elevator and people don't even look up," she says.

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"There's no denying that is all coinciding with these epidemics of anxiety and loneliness across generations. We're technically connected, but we're not connected."

"I think we have real mental health challenges due to our lack of connection," Maria continued.

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"[Talking] makes me feel understood, makes me feel I'm looking at someone and I'm finding common ground. I'm hearing them, I'm listening to how they got to where they are. And I think I'm having a shared experience."

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