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How Dogs Help Mental Health

Posted in Mental Health
on May 13, 2018

I’ve always been an anxious person and have suffered from panic attacks and anxiety, stemming from when my dad was first diagnosed with blood cancer.  Before Ember came into my life, I had only heard about the healing powers of dogs, not just physical health but mental health too.  I had no idea how much Ember would change my life.  Just seeing her face and wagging tail is enough to brighten up any day, no matter how hard it may have been.  She helps me get out of myself and I have met and spoken to a lot more people just thanks to her.  Plus she never judges me, no matter what I talk to her about.  I like to call her my therapist with 4 legs.  I owe her so much, for making my life so much more positive and happy, I want to make sure she knows just how much I appreciate her.

For Mental Health Awareness Week, I have compiled a list of ways dogs help improve humans mental health. Continue reading