May is Mental Health Month. One way to maintain your mental health is to remain connected to friends, family and anyone else who provide support in your life.
Make a short list of friends and family members who are supportive and positive. Include a list of people you feel the need to stay in touch with regularly, such as parents, a close friend or adult child who lives far away or an aging relative who lives alone. Make a commitment to yourself to call, email or get together with them on a schedule that’s reasonable for you.
Try to reach out to make at least one emotional connection a day, but plan realistically. In case of long distance, consider using Web-based ways of keeping in touch, such as Skype or Facebook.
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