Why social support is essential to our well-being

Social support has essential benefits for our physical and emotional health. Research shows that stress may be related to several health concerns. However, when experiencing new and challenging situations, people with social support are less likely to report stress-related health problems. Here are a few life moments when social support is important.

  • Leaving home for college
  • Relocating to a new place
  • Parenthood
  • Breakup or divorce
  • Loss of a job
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Loss of a pet