In distressing times such as this, it's easy to default to a negative perception on the world and feel helpless. While that's certainly okay, it ca help to know that helping out helps us. Helping others has been shown to boost mental health, with 89% of people reporting a better mood when they help people through volunteer work. "Volunteering is an active form of hope," bioethicist Stephen Post is quoted as saying in Greater Good Magazine from University of California, Berkeley.

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