There is increasing evidence that when people feel meaningfully engaged with activities in their life, and that they can make a difference to somebody else, this helps with depression. If you take a genuine interest in the welfare of others, it can help you , too. Depression tends to be a very self-focused problem. Some people have found that taking up charity work or doing random acts of kindness is helpful.
Helping others can put meaning into our lives- but this is not a submissive sort of helping others, so that they will like you, then you can get disappointed if they don’t. This is cultivating a genuine understanding that all of us are vulnerable to the ups and downs of life, all of us are on the same journey , and therefore generally reaching out to each others and helping each other is a way we can cope better…
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