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Letters Loneliness

Fighting loneliness with architecture, agencies, and activities

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 24 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4348
  1. Woody Caan, editor, Journal of Public Mental Health
  1. Duxford CB22 4PA, UK
  1. wcaan{at}

Make no mistake: loneliness is a killer.12 In our systematic review, depression was the most strongly evidenced consequence for mental health, but many other disorders could contribute to the higher mortality reported. The year after a bereavement is a time of special risk. Our work at …

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