Disclaimer: Please note that this article is from our old blog site. This article was originally published on October 30th, 2020 and the original author of this article is Mukthi Kaup. Our mental health directly affects how we relate to others. As a student at Georgia Tech, I have faced challenges with my mental health before, and I’ve found that a common response to “I’m having a hard time with my mental health” is “try to take care of yourself!”. While this is sage advice, I have realized that something that makes me feel much better than taking care of myself is taking care of others. Helping others, in one small way or another, is something that has always helped me in times of trouble. I started to wonder how this sort of thought could be applied to a wider scope of helping others, and after joining Bits of Good, I became more intrigued with the concept of how social good could improve mental health. This article briefly explores some of the science behind mental health and acts of service.