Friendships in the Digital Age

Even in the age of Facebook, most of our friends live geographically close by, say researchers within the Social Cognitive Network Academic Research Center (SCNARC). They found that despite social media’s reach, people still need face-to-face interaction. Watch the video from Sharecare expert Julie Hanks, LCSW, for tips on keeping your friendships strong.

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Julie Hanks

Sharecare Now's #1 Online Depression Influencer. Licensed psychotherapist Julie Hanks, LCSW has over 20 years in the mental health field, providing outpatient psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families with complex mental health and relationship problems. In addition to providing therapy and serving as Director of Wasatch Family Therapy, she provides answers to visitor questions on, hosts the "You and Yours" podcast, and blogs on her own site. Ms. Hanks is a regular TV and media contributor, recently appearing on TLC and Discovery Health. Her mental health and relationship advice has been featured in national publications including Women's Health, Parenting, Cosmopolitan, E!, Social Work Today, and others.

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