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Coronavirus situation at the University of Eastern Finland

Friends doing homework together.

Friendships go a long way

Adolescent friendships are reflected on life satisfaction years later, according to a study conducted in Kuopio.

  • Health and well-being
  • Text Ulla Kaltiala | Photos Raija Törrönen and Mostphotos

Friends are a sounding board for an adolescent’s own identity, thoughts and physical changes.

VIrve Kekkonen

Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist, MD

Virve Kekkonen.

Forced social distancing and being separated from friends is very difficult for young people.