Can a Pet Help with Depression and Create Bliss?
Can a pet help with depression? Although emotional support animals are well known for supporting mental health, having a house pet also helps with mental illnesses like depression.
How a Pet Can Help with Depression
A Pet's Love Eases Mental Illness
A pet can help with depression because pets love us unconditionally, which is extra important when we're experiencing periods of anxiety and self-doubt or self-loathing caused by our mental illnesses. Having a pet react to your presence can help bring a smile to your face, no matter how hard your day has been. Even goldfish react to the people who feed them.
Your Pet's Needs Help With Depression
When a pet needs to eat, it's hard to stay in bed depressed at the expense of your animal. The drive to care for something else can make a huge difference in your mental health.
Meet my dog, Dante, (and learn more about how my pet helps my depression and mental health) by watching the video below.
Meredith, M. (2018, September 26). Can a Pet Help with Depression and Create Bliss?, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, September 19 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/livingablissfullife/2018/9/can-a-pet-help-with-depression-and-create-bliss