You may know that social networking sites, such as Facebook and Instagram are great ways to keep in touch with your friends and family, but did you know that using social media can also be good for your health?
Social interactions engage your brain and reduce stress. According to the National Institute on Aging, people who maintain close friendships and socialize in other ways live longer and have stronger immune systems than those who are isolated (Also true of all ages)
. Additional health benefits include:
*Lower blood pressure and risk of stroke
*Lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
*Reduced risk of depression
In addition to these benefits, social networking sites allow you to easily access and share health information. For example, if you have a chronic condition, there are hundreds of online communities designed to provide resources and support to help you manage your condition.
This is where Counseling on Demand comes in. We are one of those communities. You can find us on not only Facebook, but we are on Google +, Pinterest, YouTube and Twitter as well.
You need not go through this alone.
We can help, especially if you are isolated and you are suffering with depression (and its evil stepchild, anxiety). You needn’t leave your favorite/private place. Nor must you wait for an appointment. We are there 24/7. You can begin in 24 hours or less.
Please contact us at the information below. Your first consultation is free.
We await your call, email or text directly at the address below. If you want a face-to-face, we can Skype you on your computer, cell phone or tablet.