The providing of assistance or comfort to other people to help them cope with a variety of problems. Support comes from interpersonal relationships, family members, neighbours, support groups, religious groups and friends. It has a positive effect in times of stress. See coping; social integration.

SOCIAL SUPPORT: "Social support comes from a variety of people and places."
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