A self-help group or voluntary organization can give you opportunities to help others. Your experience as a sufferer can make you a valuable member of the group or organization.
If you volunteer to help others before you have fully recovered, try to ensure that this work does not hold back your own recovery. The experience of being valued as a sufferer might make you start to feel that recovery is not so attractive. In reality you might be able to help others better if you first recover fully from your own condition.
See also: Sources of self help