Hearteningly, the efforts in England are already spilling over into the US, where mental health still receives far less attention than physical health.
For example, the Friendship Line operates as a dual loneliness-suicide prevention hotline with help from the Institute of Aging.
Research suggests loneliness increases mortality risk by 26%, more so than obesity or smoking.
Seniors have a higher risk of chronic loneliness, but people of all ages can suffer.
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