Why Social Wellness is Important? The Power of Social Interaction
I talk about What it Means to be Socially Healthy
If you don’t know me, I’m Dr Patrick Kingsep and I am a Clinical Psychologist who works in private practice and helps individuals, families and couples improve their emotional well-being.
Social health includes a person’s ability to interact in positive ways with other people. It is also about creating and maintaining healthy, meaningful relationships that serve different purposes in life.
Social health means you connect with others in your community, you can communicate with others, you understand and respect social norms, and you set boundaries for yourself that allows you to maintain your own mental health while remaining connected to others.
Without connections with people, creating social well being, we cannot call ourselves genuinely healthy.
Social health is not just about having lots of friends or going out a lot.