12 Days of Giving: SSM Health doctor talks about the benefits of holiday giving

MADISON, Wis. — This time of year is often called “the season of giving,” and while we all know how good it feels to give a meaningful gift, there are also real physical and mental health benefits to giving, kindness, and volunteering.

As News 3 Now features the impact recipients feel as we showcase the incredible kindness of our community through the 12 Days of Giving, SSM Health Medical Director of Healthy Work and Well-being Dr. Heather Schmidt talked with our morning show about how acts of giving and kindness can benefit the giver as well.

Learn more about the 12 Days of Giving effort here.