When most people think about volunteering, they think about giving - giving time, giving skills, giving help. But in truth, it seems giving back isn’t just about giving. It’s about getting, too.
According to Dr. Blake Wagner, clinical psychologist and president of New Directions Counseling Center in Mansfield, “serving other people is such good medicine for ourselves.”
According to Wagner, those who volunteer reap numerous psychological benefits, not the least of which being a defense against depression and a means of reducing stress.