A study finds talking to friends even for short periods can help your mental health.
Discussing mental health has increasingly become normalized say experts, which can help people prioritize their well-being.
Experts say a study like this shows how important human connection can be and how simple steps can help people preserve their mental health.
The participants were directed to engage in one of seven communication behaviors during a single day and then report back that night about their feelings of stress, connection, anxiety, well-being, loneliness, and the quality of their day. The seven behaviors included:
Valuing others and their opinions