Do Dogs Help with Depression and Anxiety?
Did you know that the World Health Organization declared April 7th, 2017 as World Health Day focusing on mental health? This year-long campaign aims to educate, raise awareness and help people suffering from mental illness.
Depression, Anxiety, and other mental health issues now affect over 300 million people worldwide according to the WHO and they think that more needs to be done to educate and inform just how tough this illness can be. It’s usually also the underlying cause of many other social issues.
Those of us who have a dog in our life, knows just how important they are for keeping us fit, socializing and living life to the full.
Many think that by having a dog in your life, it can really help with coping and so does Andy and the team at Pet Gear Lab. They’ve created this infographic to highlight 12 reasons why a dog can help you cope with depression and anxiety.
This is what it looks like:
Head on over to Andy’s site to find out more about how dogs are a great asset to your life. Be sure to check out this article too – Best pet backlight UV flashlight urine detector
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Do you know someone who has a dog to help with depression and anxiety?