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Young, lonely and totally normal: young adults are most prone to anxiety and loneliness

We all have those days, when we just want to curl up into a ball and block out the world. Press pause on our stress and pick up the phone to blurt out everything we are feeling to a friend. Sometimes we need support, but is it always that easy? And does that feeling of isolation stop there? The ABC's Australia Talks National Survey delved into loneliness and discovered one in six of us feel lonely, and its the 18 to 24 year old's who are suffering most.