The World Health Organisation declared April 7th, 2017 as World Health Day focusing on mental health. This year-long campaign aims to educate, raise awareness and help people suffering from mental illness.
Depression, Anxiety, and other mental health issues now affect over 300 million people worldwide according to the WHO and we think that more needs to be done to educate and inform just how tough this illness can be. It’s usually also the underlying cause of many other social issues.
Those of us who have a dog in our life, knows just how important they are for keeping us fit, socializing and living life to the full.
We think that having a dog in your life can really help with coping and so does Andy and the team at Pet Gear Lab. They’ve created this infographic to highlight 12 reasons why a dog can help you cope with depression and anxiety.
This is what it looks like:
Head on over to Andy’s site to find out more about how dogs are a great asset to your life.
Let us know how YOUR dog helps you in the comments below!