By Chaplain, Capt Meade Adams, 2nd Bomb Wing Chapel
/ Published May 23, 2018
The same way that exercise and diet impact mental health, so does the social life. The idea here is that we must pay attention to our social engagement and our relationships. This is not to say that a single person cannot be mentally healthy, or that a married person is automatically mentally healthy. One does not need to be married or dating to have a healthy social life, or consequently a healthy mind state. But one does need to have some form of meaningful relationship. The challenge this week is to engage in meaningful relationship. If you’re single, go out with some friends. If you’re married, spend some quality time with your spouse and kids. Do not neglect the social aspect of your lives, because to neglect your social health is to neglect your mental health.