All these questions are generators of multiple mental illnesses that affect young people in their daily lives and that sometimes can lead to tragedy because of the consequences that this can have. People, by nature, have the need to interact with other people, human beings are social beings and therefore behaviours related to isolation do not have any positive consequences for the development of minors or the management of adult emotions.
It is important to mention that this affects people of any age, although it is true that young people, for the most part, are the ones who use social networks the most and who are most aware of the lack of support networks and the mental illnesses that this can cause, such as depression or a deficient emotional intelligence that can lead to tense and inefficient networks, but in this globalised and mobile world no one can be saved from this worrying phenomenon.
When we move on to the vital stage of adolescence, we observe that having a good support network among your peer group is fundamental to create a good self-concept and a good self-image of oneself, so crucial for both the near and distant future, often avoiding recurring psychological disorders such as social anxiety or extreme insecurity that makes an adolescent feel that he or she is not capable of maintaining face-to-face relationships for fear of rejection and consequent exclusion. Despite having good relationships within the family, it is still crucial to have healthy relationships with friends who contribute to your day-to-day life. The family is fundamental for the early development of a baby but the peer group and its opinion becomes more relevant when we start to define our friendship and style, so the lack of it is highly dangerous and can be categorised by the person as a personal failure when it really is not and multiple factors influence this phenomenon.
For all these reasons, on July 30th we celebrate the International Day of Friendship, which aims to value what friendship really is, all the positive consequences it has and how through stable and lasting bonds we can create a better world for the common good. Friendship is something precious and we should start to value it because it really is the most precious treasure.