High school friendships can influence mental heath during adulthood

Depending on who you ask, high school for some may have been a great time–for some others quite the opposite. However, whether you enjoyed high school or not, the types of friendships formed during those years can influence one’s mental health later in young adulthood, according to a recent study published in the journal Child Development. According to Eureka Alert, the Global Source for Science News, researchers found that teens who prioritized close friendships at age 15 had lower self-anxiety, increased self-esteem, and showed fewer signs of depression by the time…

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