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LoveYourBrain Tip: Volunteer!

VOLUNTEER

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BRAIN HEALTH | 1.15.2018 | BY ABBIE ELDRIGE, MS, CCC-SLP

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“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Have you ever volunteered? If so, you may have noticed a sense of gratification and happiness following your service. Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do, and it turns out that helping others can help you, too!

Offering your time and skills can have positive social, emotional and physical impacts for you and your community. Volunteering may be especially beneficial while healing following a TBI, as it may help you to:

  • Build community and enhance social connection
  • Increase mood and happiness
  • Strengthen self-esteem
  • Learn new skills
  • Stay physically active

Whether you sign up to volunteer for a one-time event or on a regular basis, you are likely to experience the positive impacts of making a difference for others.