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23 Dec 2019

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, is urging all Australians to create a new Christmas tradition this year by reaching out and extending a hand of friendship.

“The festive season is a time when friends and family join together to celebrate and connect, but for some people, Christmas can be the hardest and loneliest time of the year,” Dr Bartone said.

“One-quarter of Australians say they’re lonely. For those experiencing social isolation, mental illness or missing family members or loved ones, the festive season can significantly intensify that loneliness.

Published: 23 Dec 2019