New research led by Peggy Liu PhD shows that reconnecting with old friends and showing them interest may not only enhance your mental health but also theirs as well. In fact, being reached out to provides a positive feeling, because people appreciate to be thought of and not forgotten.
5,900 participants were included in the experiment, the goal was to find out how people understand the impact of restoring contact with others. The researchers found that participants underestimated the meaning of their actions toward the person they connected with.
Reviving contact with your Old Friends, and being the witnesse of this beneficial gesture, will contribute to boost your Mental Health.