Having a strong social network of family, friends, neighbors and/or coworkers improves your ability to cope with life’s stressors on your own.
Your network doesn’t need to be large for you to benefit. It’s the quality of your connection … your ability to open up, trust your confidence won’t be broken and that you will not be judged … that’s the most important. It’s best if you don’t lean on just one since different people in your life can support you in different ways.
If you don’t have anyone you can feel safe with, reach out to a mental health professional to help you through a stressful time.