Social and Cultural Wellness Packages
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What are the benefits of friendships?
of UM students felt very lonely anytime within the last 12 months*
Humans are social beings. The connections and relationships we have impact our health. Meeting new people and making friends is a large part of university. Friends can:
Help with coping
Increase your sense of belonging
In a university context, it can feel daunting to make new friends and keep old ones. To nurture friendships you can: be kind, listen to them, pay attention, be honest, open up and spend time together.
*2019 Spring NCHA data
Adapted from MayoClinic.org