Tag: social support

Pets More Effective for Grief Support than Humans, Study Finds

A new study explores effective forms of grief support, finding that animals are more effective than humans in providing support.

Study Investigates Factors that Foster Posttraumatic Growth in Prison

Emotional support, religion, and searching for meaning are positively correlated with posttraumatic growth among prisoners.

Mediterranean Diet Improves Mental Health, Study Finds

A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and fish has repeatedly been found to improve mental health.

How to Reach Out to Someone who is Struggling

In this piece forĀ On Being, Omid Safi shares how an old Middle Eastern story about a drowning man can teach us how to offer...

How a True-Crime Podcast is a Mental-Health Support Group

FromĀ The Atlantic: A true-crime podcast has played an important role in improving some listeners' mental health and sense of community. "Thereā€™s a deeper connection, however,...

Long-Term Social Supports Needed After Onset of Psychosis

New data on the effects of social support after early onset of psychosis suggests that patients with intense social support function better than those without such help, but than once supports are removed the effects diminish.

We Are Meant to Heal in a Community

In my last blog, I talked about how I was attempting to cope with a ā€œmini-relapseā€ without using psychiatric drugs. One Sunday morning in the midst of this episode I awoke in a particularly dismal state. I didnā€™t have a structure planned for the day. And without something to look forward to, both my anxiety and depression increased.