In a thought provoking article at Psychology Today propose the idea that volunteering (which could be expanded to community work in some cases) can ease the symptoms for depression.
There is no doubt that doing for others and creating positive change, whether it’s for one or many, evokes positive brain waves and good feelings. It is empowering work that adds meaning and a sense of purpose, for many people. This is a said outcome from committing to work and acts which is not just primarily focused on doing something for one’s own gain and benefit.
In that case, this is a great way to become a global citizen. The latter is one who is willing to override preconceived notions and prejudices that can block opportunities to seeing the larger picture of life, the beauty of global cultures and the preciousness in nature’s order of creating all the people it has ordained to life and rendering service from that light.
So if suffering from depression, try doing something for someone or a cause and according to pyshology.com, expect some levels of relief.