Strong Friendships in Adolescence May Benefit Mental Health in the Long Run – Medical News Today

A new study has found that strong friendships in adolescence have a positive long-term impact on mental health as an adult. Adolescents with close friendships tend to adapt better to stress, report more happiness due to an increased feeling of uniqueness, are more likely to do well academically, tend to have higher self-esteem, and are more assertive. Read more.