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Can Pets Improve Mental Health?. By: Marianna and Ruthie. YES!. We can be ourselves around them without being judged Their unconditional love helps improve self-esteem Their presence can lower blood pressure, reduce stress and anxiety, help with anger, depression, and loneliness

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can pets improve mental health

Can Pets Improve Mental Health?

By: Marianna and Ruthie

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YES!
  • We can be ourselves around them without being judged
  • Their unconditional love helps improve self-esteem
  • Their presence can lower blood pressure, reduce stress and anxiety, help with anger, depression, and loneliness
  • They help ‘break the ice’ in social situations
  • Encourage exercise
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YES! Cont.,
  • Taking care of a pet makes you feel needed
  • Mental health therapists use dogs to put people at ease
  • Helps kids with ADHD release excess energy
  • Dogs and horses are used to help autistic kids learn how to react to different smells, sounds, and feelings
  • Bringing pets to hospitals and nursing homes improves patients’ moods and anxieties
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  • http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/pets-improve-mental-health/
  • http://www.helpguide.org/life/pets.htm
  • http://pets.webmd.com/ss/slideshow-pets-improve-your-health