This week I was battling crippling depression. Let me tell you why having pets is good for your mental health.
It was bad. I mean really bad.
Came-out-of-nowhere-was-happy-the-day-before-could-not-get-out-of-bed-ate-nothing-but-carbs-and-ice-cream (I’m lactose intolerant) depression. Even my cat was sitting on me every morning doing breadth checks with her little paw (see below) to make sure I was at least breathing every morning.
Pets, as I have found out this week, can be amazing for mental health. Usually, Luna is more of a non-rent paying roommate than an actual loving and caring pet, but this week she really showed me that she 1) she actually likes me and 2) she actually senses when I’m feeling super down. I think she has adjusted to my run of the mill mood swings just from having Bipolar Disorder, but I think she knew this wasn’t normal and went ALL in to show her kitty cat solidarity.
Pets can be amazing for your mental health. If you’re in a place where you can get yourself a little friend, consider it! Cats are known to be therapeutic and dogs are flat out fun and help you stay active and get you out of the house at least twice a day so they do their business.
If you do have a little friend, how have they helped you? Take a moment to chat with me in the comments!
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