To use social support as a way to help cope with tough times and potentially prevent depression. This can be an effective strategy for some people, as being around others and engaging in activities with others can provide a sense of belonging, purpose, and distraction from negative thoughts and emotions.
However, it's important to recognize that everyone is different and what works for one person may not work for another. Some people may find more solitude and solitude helpful in tough times, while others may find that being around others is overwhelming and prefer to spend more time alone. It's important to pay attention to your own needs and find what works best for you in terms of managing difficult emotions and situations.