Having a mental illness can often feel isolating—not only must people endure their often painful symptoms and medication side effects, but they must also face a lack of understanding from others. It can be difficult to cope with the realization that most people simply cannot relate to their experiences. But, as shown by a 2016 study by researchers from the University of Manchester in the UK, pets can help in important ways.
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The Hidden Work Of Pets In Helping With Mental Health Issues
A new study suggests that pets should be factored into care plans for mental health patients.
Written by Curiosity Staff January 24, 2017
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