Animals are amazing. Dogs specifically have been known to help reduce stress, provide companionship, and trigger the release of helpful chemicals in the brain. Therefore, they are helpful, not only as guide dogs and service animals, but as companion animals for those suffering from mental illness. The following from the Huffington Post shares an amazing story of how one dog helped a young woman manage her anxiety and depression.
Be sure to check out our previous posts related to dogs and service animals: Dog Awesomeness and Service Dogs are in the Grocery Store, Why Not the Schools?