The Importance of Family and Friends


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Silhouette of Family on Beach

Sara Akif, Editor

Though our school and grades are important, one thing that is important that we have in our lives are our family and friends.


It is important that we surround ourselves with people we love and care about. These people should give us love and support in times of happiness and sadness. Studies have even shown that having good relationships with our family and friends provides a strong protection againstĀ  mental illnesses and increases our mental well being. Your friends and family can help you cope with stress in a healthy way instead of going by negative means to cope with things such as school or social problems.


Your friends and family can help with loneliness pnd give you the companionship you need. You don’t need to have a ton of friends to feel this way. Just a couple of friends that will stay by your side giving you a sense of belonging and purpose.