Social Connectedness and Health

Social Connectedness and Health

To mark Mental Health Month, Mental Health America has released the results of a recent survey, Social Connectedness and Health (executive summary, 6 pages, PDF), which found that while Americans are routinely overwhelmed by stress, most view their relationships with family, friends, and others as important sources of emotional support and stress-relief that can have positive effects on their mental and overall health. Visitors to the MHA site search a range of information by audience, issue, and disorders and treatments.