Pets and Mental Illness

Here is another article about the positive effects that a pet can have on an individual with a mental disorder. In the article, it is explained that having a mental disorder comes with the feeling of loneliness. A pet is a great way to stop feeling alone. A pet is someone that will always be there to love, and they can make anyone feel better. In a study performed, participants were asked to explain where pets are in a diagram rating the importance of people, places and things in that individual’s life. Most of the participants rated that pets go along with some of the most important things in their lives. People don’t feel judged by their pets and they explain that they like how they have a companion that doesn’t care about their past or anything they might have done as a result of their mental illness.

 

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/12/09/504971146/pets-help-people-manage-life-with-serious-mental-illness

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