A solid body of research points suggests that maintaining good social connections can benefit your mental health.
The American Psychological Association found that New Yorkers report stress levels that surpass the national average. The numbers don’t lie - city dwellers complain about the stresses of money, career and health significantly more than other Americans.
Dr. Beata Lewis discusses how community involvement can be as good for your own physical and mental health as it is for the health of the community. Voting, volunteering, and engaging with others in the community often lifts the spirit and new research uncovers that it is also associated with positive physical health benefits as well.