Canadian researchers studied 222 survivors of heart attacks. Six months after the heart attack those who were depressed were four times more likely to be dead than those who weren’t depressed. These findings were independent of cholesterol levels, blood pressure, weight, and even smoking.

LifeTip: People who are lonely and depressed are much more likely to get sick and die prematurely compared to those with a strong sense of love, connection, and community. Check out our list of local support centers to find out if there are people in your area you can connect with.

Adapted from PositiveChoices.com

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