Social Support refers to having people to turn to in times of need. Your support system should enhance your quality of life, by buffering negative life events and providing you a positive self-image. These relationships serve to broaden your life’s focus and help you decrease stress.
Social support comes in the form of physical (i.e. monetary), emotional (i.e. feeling cared for), and informational support (i.e. resources and information).
Building a strong support system will help you handle and enjoy life with those who care about you.