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Pets & Mental Illness

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Pets & Mental Illness

Here is a link to an article how pets offer valuable support to their owners with mental health problems

http://www.bphope.com/pets-offer-valuable-support-for-owners-with-mental-health-problems/

 

 

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Re: Pets & Mental Illness

Hi @Darcy

lovely article, i completely agree, Pets are amazing members of our family 

and ive often thought about how much they can be undervalued by people and how they can help ward off MI for (for example) those that are isolated and at risk of depression or have other risk factors

thanks for sharing Smiley Happy

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Re: Pets & Mental Illness

This mentions new research showing that pets and creativity can help our loved ones - think it parallels some of the self care things we as carers need to do too.

https://www.bphope.com/sleep-and-time-with-pets-helps-people-living-with-bipolar-disorder/