Social Support: Tap This Tool to Beat Stress

Social Support: Tap This Tool to Beat Stress

A strong social support network can be critical to help you through the stress of tough times, whether you've had a bad day at work or a year filled with loss or chronic illness. And the lack of social support can lead to isolation and loneliness. Since supportive family, friends, and co-workers are such an important part of your life, it's never too soon to cultivate these important relationships. So what defines a social support network? It's made up of friends, family, and peers. Social support is different from a support group, which is generally a structured meeting run by...

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