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Positive Connections: The Importance of Belongingness in a Busy World

Having a sense of belongingness is a very important piece of our lives that can affect our mental health and overall health.  A sense of belongingness can be defined as “the experience of personal involvement in a system or environment so that person feels themselves to be an integral part of that system or environment” (Hagerty, Lynch-Sauer, Patusky, Bouwsema, Collier, 1992).  Research has explored the importance of belongingness in human lives, so let’s take a look at the psychological health benefits that have been demonstrated.

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