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How good is your support system

Mental health

How good is your support system

A good social support system is important for our physical and mental health. The lack thereof can lead to loneliness and depression.

What is a support system?
In psychology, a support system refers to the network of people that provide you with practical or emotional support when you need it. They are the people you can lean on whenever you are in a tough situation. They are the folks you can trust, who improve your well-being and reduce stress and anxiety.

Benefits of having a support system
There are several benefits of having a support system:

How to build a support system

Note that everyone’s support system is unique. Your support system can range from 1 to 10 people. They can include close family members or new people you’ve just met.

Thank you note
This article about support systems was made in collaboration and with the support of the Pranaiya & Arthur Magoffin Foundation — Better Well-Being for Parent & Baby.

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