How many of us have seen the stereotypical group of retired guys sitting at McDonald's in the morning drinking coffee together and solving the world's problems? This practice of regularly getting together with friends and sharing life is a powerful mental health tool.
Harvard Medical School reports that people who have social support from family, friends, and their community are happier, have fewer health problems, and live longer. Conversely, a lack of healthy relationships is associated with depression, cognitive decline, and increased mortality.
So how about it? Start a coffee club. It could really help your mental health.
-Jerry Strausbaugh, EdD, LPCCS, Executive Director