The Benefits of Giving
This holiday season, consider a gift to your own mental and physical health that also helps others. Whether volunteering, assisting a friend, making a charitable donation, or anything else that inspires you – your generosity is an investment in your well-being. Here’s how:
- Multiple studies comparing people who volunteer with non-volunteers have shown increased life satisfaction and mental wellbeing, and fewer incidents of depression in those who volunteer.*
- Giving also has physical effects on the body. It activates regions in the brain associated with pleasure and trust, releases the feel-good chemicals serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin, and has even been associated with living longer.**
Carrier Clinic® wishes our patients, staff, community partners and donors happy holidays, and encourages a spirit of caring – for others, the community and most importantly, yourself.
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*Greenfield & Marks, 2004; Lum & Lightfoot, 2005; Morrow-Howell, Hinterlong, Rozario, & Tang, 2003; Musick & Wilson, 2003; Piliavin & Siegl, 2007; Sarid, Melzer, Kurz, Shahar, & Ruch, 2010; Thoits & Hewitt, 2001; Van Willigen, 2000; Windsor, Anstey, & Rodgers, 2008
**National Institutes of Health, Harris & Thoresen, 2005; Konrath, Fuhrel-Forbis, Lou, & Brown, 2011; Luoh & Herzog, 2002; Musick, Herzog, & House, 1999; Oman, Thoresen, & Mcmahon, 1999