How Giving Back Leads to Better Health

We told you about the emotional and physical benefits of volunteering, but giving back also could save the “giver” in times of trouble. Volunteers learn they matter and that can be lifesaving down the line. When they know how good it feels to aid others, they’re better positioned to accept help without embarrassment or shame. They understand if it’s their turn to receive help there’s no pity involved. They can lean on others and thrive at the same time. Moreover they reach out for help, which is a super important skill to learn as teens head into adulthood. 

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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