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13 Apr 2020
Most Australians have not lived through a crisis like COVID-19 before, and mental health issues are likely to become more pervasive throughout the community, AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, has told Sunrise.

Published: 13 Apr 2020

20 Dec 2018


AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today that Christmas and the holiday season is a time of joy, family reunion, and celebration, but for many it is a time of loneliness, despair, and isolation.

Dr Bartone said the AMA is urging people to make the most of the enjoyment and companionship that characterises this time of year, but to also keep an eye out for people who are lonely or just plain doing it tough – and to help them however possible.

“The former US Surgeon General, Dr Vivek Murthy, called loneliness a health epidemic, and he was right,” Dr Bartone said.

Published: 20 Dec 2018

23 Dec 2017

This time of year can highten feelings of loneliness and isolation. AMA Vice Presidnt Dr Bartone says it’s important to look after yourself physically and mentally, and take steps to reach out and connect with others.

Published: 23 Dec 2017