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Sabina Maharjan

Reviewed by Sabina Maharjan, Clinical Psychologist(M.Phil, IOM TUTH), Bsc Nurse

Social support refers to the help, care, and assistance that people receive from their social networks, such as family, friends, colleagues, and community. Social support plays a crucial role in promoting and maintaining mental health and well- being. Here are some important aspects of social support for mental health:

1. Emotional support: Emotional support involves providing care, comfort, and empathy to someone who is going through a difficult time. It helps people feel understood, validated, and less alone in their struggles.

2. Practical support: Practical support includes providing tangible assistance, such as help with daily tasks, transportation, or financial support. It can help reduce stress and alleviate practical burdens, allowing people to focus on their mental health needs.

3. Informational support: Informational support involves providing advice, guidance, and information about available resources and services that can help people manage their mental health.

4. Social connection: Social connection is a key aspect of social support, as it provides opportunities for people to connect with others, share experiences, and build meaningful relationships. This can help reduce feelings of loneliness, isolation, and disconnection.

The absence of social support can have a negative impact on mental health, increasing the risk of developing mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. On the other hand, having strong social support can help reduce stress, improve coping skills, and enhance resilience in the face of challenging life events. Therefore, it is important to prioritize social support and build a network of supportive relationships to promote mental health and well- being.

There are several ways in which society can be encouraged to build social support mechanisms for mental health:

1. Education and awareness campaigns: Public education campaigns can be used to raise awareness about the importance of social support for mental health and to provide information about how to access social support resources.

2. Community events and activities: Organizing community events and activities can help to bring people together and build a sense of community, which can provide a support network for those who are struggling with mental health issues.

3. Support groups: Support groups can be a valuable resource for those who are struggling with mental health issues, as they provide a safe and supportive environment where people can share their experiences and offer each other emotional support.

4. Workplace support: Employers can play an important role in promoting social support for mental health by creating a supportive workplace environment and offering resources such as employee assistance programs.

5. Online resources: The internet provides a wealth of resources for people seeking social support for mental health issues. Online support groups, forums, and chat rooms can be a valuable resource for those who may not have access to traditional support networks.