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Home > Health & Wellness > Health Education > The Benefits of Pets on Your Mental Health
Published on December 18, 2019
Pets teach us valuable lessons about love by providing companionship and being there throughout life’s happy and difficult moments; they’re part of the family, whether you’re a child or an adult. But, perhaps the most incredible thing about animals is their ability to help you heal and become healthier – both mentally and physically.
In particular, pets helps your mental health by:
Pets are more than just animals; they also bolster your mental health. The responsibility of caring for them creates daily touchpoints and builds meaningful connections that enhance your mental health.
While pets are great companions, be sure to talk with your primary care provider if you are experiencing irregular sleep, symptoms related to depression, or thoughts about hurting yourself or others. If you don’t have a primary care provider, we can help you find one.