One Day of Work Per Week is Enough to Get the Mental Health Benefits of Employment

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Work, even in small doses, can actually be good for our mental health. (Credit: GaudiLab/Shutterstock)

For most of us, work is, well, work. It can be stressful, and suck up a lot of our time. But despite these negatives, there are work perks other than a paycheck and standard employer benefits. Employment offers structure, social contact, physical and mental activity and it’s often a crucial part of our sense of identity — all of which can be a boon to our mental health.

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