Helping Others Is Good For Your Health: An Interview with Stephen G. Post, PhD
posted by Beyond Blue | 6:02am Tuesday October 18, 2011
Helping Others Is Good For Your Health: An Interview with Stephen G. Post, PhDMahatma Gandhi once said that “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” I have benefited from that advice, for sure, especially in the months that I was crawling out of a very severe depression.
An expert on the perks that come with helping others is bestselling author Stephen G. Post, author of The Hidden Gifts of Helping: How the Power of Giving, Compassion, and Hope Can Get us Through Hard Times (Jossey-Bass, 2011). He is Professor of Preventive Medicine, Heard of the Division of Medicine in Society, and Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics at Stony Brook University. Visit him on his website at http://www.stephengpost.com/hiddengifts.