A support system is a network of people that provide you with practical and emotional support. A well-functioning support system sees you gaining knowledge and learning as you encounter and deal with the challenges along your journey. At a Teen, your support system is often comprised of your parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, siblings, teachers, coach’s, tutors, community and friends. Research has shown that having a strong support system has many positive benefits, such as higher levels of well-being, better coping skills a longer and healthier life.