Social support and mental health

Michael Daly, Roy F Baumeister

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Abstract

Social support is the perception or experience that a person is esteemed and part of a social network characterized by mutual obligation and helping behaviors. Support can involve either instrumental helping behaviors or attention to emotion through expressing empathy or bolstering self-esteem. The presence of supportive others may diminish the effects of stress and the risk of developing certain mental illnesses such as depression.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSalem Health
Subtitle of host publicationPsychology & Mental Health
PublisherSalem Press
Pages1838-1841
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-58765-562-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-58765-556-2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

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    Daly, M., & Baumeister, R. F. (2009). Social support and mental health. In Salem Health: Psychology & Mental Health (pp. 1838-1841). Salem Press. http://salempress.com/store/samples/psychology/psychology_social.htm