Can dogs help with recovery from trauma and mental illness?

Posted on: September 09, 2013

Dogs Aid With Trauma and Mental Illness Recovery

Dealing with trauma and mental illness alone can be a daunting process. Having a dog can bring comfort and recovery into your life.

How Dogs Can Help

Dogs help many people who suffer from trauma and mental illness reconnect with their community. Dogs can also help by:

  • Providing companionship.
  • Helping you reconnect with your neighbors and friends.
  • Serving as companions when family's not around, or make your family even closer.
  • Giving you a sense of empowerment that helps you take better care of yourself.

Dogs aren’t a cure-all, but they can play a dynamic role in the recovery process. It is our hope that this information will help you or someone you know during their recovery.

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