Hold the phone! In-person contact is the only type of interaction that beats depression.
Oregon Health & Science University researchers studied data on 11,000-plus adults ages 50 and over who’d been asked how often they communicated with family and friends through get-togethers, calls, letters, and e-mails.
Those who saw loved ones in person at least three times a week had just a 6.5% chance of being diagnosed with clinical depression, but those who got in-person contact only every few months or less had an 11.5% chance.
Go visit your people.