Bystander Effect: If You Need Help, You’d Better Ask For It

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If you need help, you have to reach out to someone who can help you and specifically ask them for it.

A Heartbroken Father Reached Out to the Internet for Help and What He Got Back Was Inspiring

A Heartbroken Father Reached Out to the Internet for Help and What He Got Back Was Inspiring

Following the death of his infant daughter, a father reached out online, looking for help with altering a picture, and received back a huge outpouring of kindness and support.

Help from a Stranger is Better than no Help at all

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After a week of dragging my butt home each day, feeling a bit smaller and more beaten each day, I needed to change something. Off went the shoes. Walking out to work and arriving home was now strictly a barefoot affair.

Helping Those Who Help Others: How You Could Make a Difference in One Dad’s Life

Helping Those Who Help Others: How You Could Make a Difference in One Dad’s Life

Oren Miller has spent years tirelessly helping fathers online, but, due to a medical crisis, now he’s the one who needs assistance. Here’s why you should help.

Reaching out to the “Elliots” of the world

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Danny writes a letter to Elliot Rodger in hopes that someone else might see themselves in that situation and get the help they need.

It’s “Just” Alcohol

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Barry Adkins’ son died of alcohol poisoning the day he moved out on his own. And Barry wants to help others so that something good will come out of that.

The Empathy Test

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Empathy is a human superpower.

Are You Sure You’re Okay? Why We Lie About How We’re Doing

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We would all be better off if we shared a bit more, cared a bit more and judged a bit less.

His Next Breath: A GoFundMe Campaign

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Clay Bayer’s body is rejecting the transplanted lungs he received 5 years ago. And now he needs your help to breathe again.

This Video Made My Day: A Dolphin Asks a Man for Help

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A Dolphin is entangled in a fishing line, thankfully a Hawaiian diving instructor is here to help.

Dear Sandwiched Man: You Need More Help

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Peter Biro is a member of the “sandwich generation” — raising children while caring for an elderly parent. He hopes what he is learning can help others.

Three Good Men Who Happen To Be Doctors

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Sherri Rosen was about to give up on finding help through the medical profession. Then she found her dream team.

Unconscious and Freefalling: Sometimes a Man Really Needs Help

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Helmet cam from unconscious skydiver being rescued mid-air.

My Accidental Christmas Surprise

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On Christmas Night, Sarah Pescosolido had a problem she didn’t think she could solve. Lucky for her, a stranger was happy to help.

Everything’s Fine, I Went to a Shrink.

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Gregory Jaquet thought his problems were everyone else’s fault but his own. He didn’t need therapy. Why would he?

Max and the Broken Dishwasher

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George Davis, appliance repair technician—meet Max, a four-year-old, also broken.