“Pets and Your Mental Health”

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This June 9, 2015 Psych Central article talks about the impact of having, visiting or even borrowing a pet can have on our mental health

“Horse therapy treatments for mental health issues”

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This April 24, 2015 St. Louis Fox2Now article talks about the therapeutic benefits of using horses in mental health therapy sessions.

“Meet Hamlet, Lancaster Co. Courthouse’s newest employee”

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This June 26, 2014 ABC27 article with video segment talks about the newest employee at the Lancaster County Courthouse a Service Dog name Hamlet trained to aid in decreasing the anxiety of those going through the court process with the primary role being to work in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse courts, but he will have other roles as well when he isn’t in court.

A service dog putting keys into his owner's hand.

A service dog putting keys into his owner’s hand. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Family Dog Can Help Kids With Autism”

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This April 15, 2014 Health Day article on the Philly.com website talks about ways that a family dog can be beneficial to a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  The article also offers a few tips on how to include the child in the process of picking out a dog.

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Autism Awareness (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Dog helps keep shelter residents on even keel”

 

Therapy Dog In Training 1

Therapy Dog In Training 1 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This March 31, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about the role of a therapy dog at the Pleasant Valley Homeless shelter in aiding the people served by the shelter.

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