Keep an Eye on the Lonely and Homeless This Holiday Season
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