Tag Archives: volunteering

January 8, 2019

Seasonal Depression and How to Beat it

The holiday season is supposed to be full of happiness and joy. It’s a time for family, love, and giving, but sometimes these things just aren’t fulfilling enough. The holiday season also brings out stress and even depression. Seasonal depression is more common than you might think. What are some causes of seasonal depression? Seasonal […]

December 13, 2018

Coping With Depression During the Holidays

Despite the cheerful twinkle lights going up on every house and the happy Christmas music on the radio, do you ever feel like the holiday spirit just isn’t sinking in for you? If you have depression, coping around the holidays can be extra challenging. Why is this? Depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain, […]

December 6, 2018

Give a Little, Get a Lot: Why Volunteering is Awesome!

Every Project Helping volunteer event is a little bit different. No matter what kind of impact you are making, you will always walk away feeling awesome! Volunteering is a great way to improve mental wellness and a good tool in managing depression. To learn more about the science behind it, click Here. In addition to […]

November 22, 2018

6 Ways to Practice Gratitude as a Family

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! The holiday season is an amazing time to gather around the table and spend quality time together as a family. It’s a chance to reconnect with extended family and eat some great food. But amid the bustle of cooking in the kitchen and hosting everyone, it can be easy […]

October 16, 2018

How to Reduce Anxiety in Kids

  Increasing Rates of Depression and Anxiety in Kids A recent article from NPR discussed rising rates of anxiety and depression in kids and teens. According to one study, 1 in 3 adolescents (ages 13 to 18) meet the criteria for an anxiety disorder. The CDC recently found that 32% of teens reported persistent feelings […]

October 11, 2018

Why it is Important to Volunteer as a Family

Everyone knows that volunteering is a great way to improve the community while also helping your mental health. Sadly, volunteer events can fall to the bottom of your to-do list amid the hustle and bustle of life. Especially with kids going back to school, family time can get interrupted by projects and after school activities. […]

September 25, 2018

Control the Controllables: What Making Pancakes Taught Me About Life

The Gathering Place is a day shelter for women, families, and transgender individuals. I have volunteered there with Project Helping three times already. At each event, volunteers arrive at 7am to cook and serve breakfast for the people at the shelter. We always make sausage and three different pancakes: plain, blueberry, and chocolate chip. The […]

August 16, 2018

Do Good, Feel Great, Be Healthier!

  Do Good, Feel Great! So, you just volunteered. Maybe you were serving meals at a shelter or you helped out at a community farm. You gave up a couple hours of your day to help others and now you feel awesome. Not only did you do a good thing and make yourself feel great, […]

June 28, 2018

Another Great Day: Volunteering at The Gathering Place

On the first Thursday of every month, 11 Project Helping volunteers wake up bright and early to volunteer at The Gathering Place. Founded in 1986 as a day shelter for women, their children, and transgender individuals, TGP offers unconditional acceptance and respect to anyone experiencing poverty or homelessness. At each TGP event, volunteers give their […]

March 14, 2018

Depression is a Bully

How to stand up to depression as a bully Bullying, like depression, is all too common. More than likely, you’ve dealt with a bully at one point in your life. There has been someone in your life who has picked on you, called you names, or made you feel like you weren’t worthy. You have probably […]