ERIC Number: ED470354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Making and Keeping Friends: A Self-Help Guide. Recovering Your Mental Health Series.
Copeland, Mary Ellen
People seem to have a natural need for friends. Friends increase enjoyment of life, relieve feelings of loneliness, and can help reduce stress and improve ones health. Having good friends is especially helpful when one is going through any kind of hard time: experiencing anxiety or panic attacks; depression, phobias, or delusional thinking; living with a serious illness or disability; having major surgery; having a loss in ones life; or just being under a lot of stress. At times like these, good friends can make all the difference. This self-help booklet contains information, ideas, and strategies that have been found to be helpful in relieving and preventing troubling feelings and symptoms. The information in this booklet can be used safely along with other health care treatment. (GCP)
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Friendship, Loneliness, Mental Health, Prosocial Behavior, Self Help Programs, Stress Management
Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15-99, Rockville, MD 20857. Tel: 800-789-2647 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.samhsa.gov.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.
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