How Pets Help Our Mental Health

  1. Pets give us unconditional love.
  2. They Boost our Self-Esteem. We rise to the occasion of caring for another.
  3. Pets Increase our Physical Activity and this Improves our Mental Health and Positive Emotions.
  4. Pets Get Us in a Healthy Routine that counterbalances negative moods.
  5. Pets especially dogs help us meet others.  Broader social Network and Engagement.
  6. Pets Provide Healing Touch.  They demand it.
  7. Owning a Pet increases health and longevity.

How Pets Help Our Mental Health – See the WZZM 13 Article and Interview

Matthew Clark, Psy.D.
HRA Psychologist

February 17, 2016 by hra Category: Blog, Dr. Clark 0 comments

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