Friendships and Mental Health

In this week's episode I talk about friendships and mental health. Defining friendship and how to important friendships are to our wellbeing. Continue Reading Friendships and Mental Health

Welcome to the 201st episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. To kick off this month, we are starting with a mini series on friendships and mental health.

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In today’s show on friendships and mental health.

  • About my TEDx talk and booking me as a speaker. [00:43]
  • Why I decided to talk about today’s topic on friendship. [01.34]
  • How friendship can be defined, including true friendship [02:15]
  • Dealing with friendships that go wrong. [07:49]
  • The impact of friendship at work. [11:35]
  • How to look after your wellbeing if and when friendships go awry. [12.15]

Quotes on friendships and mental health.

  • Friendship is a strong predictor of both health and happiness.
  • Having a few close friends is more important for health outcomes than a perfect diet and exercise.
  • Daily loneliness has been found to be the equivalent of smoking fifteen cigarettes a day.
  • Friendship fallouts can be particularly challenging.
  • Friends certainly be more important than family.

Resources on friendships and mental health.

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