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Pet therapy: Animals as healers

Pet therapy is when a person interacts with a trained animal. Pet therapy can be used to provide support to the person. It is a coping mechanism that one can use to help with health problems or mental health. Having the presence of animals can help someone feel better.  

Pet therapy can help reduce one’s stress or anxiety. Having the presence of an animal is helpful and can help with the person’s situation. In college, they do have pet therapy. During exam week, one can touch animals to help reduce their stress. This very calming experience.

Pet therapy has many health benefits and provides one with support. This is something that can be implemented in most places. Mental health is a reason for people to have service animals. Many people face mental illness and pet therapy is a resource one can use. If Animals are a comfort for you they will help with your treatment.  

Benefits of pet therapy:

  • Stress Levels
  • Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Loneliness.

https://journals.lww.com/nursingmadeincrediblyeasy/fulltext/2020/01000/the_benefits_of_pet_therapy.2.aspx

https://www.certapet.com/psychiatric-service-dog/?gclid=CjwKCAjwn8SLBhAyEiwAHNTJbXFJs5dd35D637eErRZll14XJbY3ya-UcS_c2wrTH-rlngsACM1XPhoCLMcQAvD_BwE

Distractions While Driving

Did you know that distracted driving kills approximately 9 individuals each and every day?

  • Other people’s/ children
  • Pets / animals
  • Taking hands off the wheel
  • Eyes wandering
  • Usage of electronics

In the world we live in now, it’s easy to get distracted especially while driving. From texting and
driving and eyes wandering across the street and you driving into a pole. There are 3 main
types of distractions while driving that can all lead to a car accident or injuries to you and other
passengers/ pedestrians . First one is visual- taking your eyes off the road to text back or use
your GPS. Second is manual- taking your hands off the wheel to reach for something. Lastly is
cognitive- your mind spacing out somewhere else to the point you forget your driving. Statistics
show younger drivers tend to email/text while driving as they are leading in distracted driving

Ways to prevent distracted driving

  • Avoid phone usage completely- have an idea or know your route
  • Speak up if your another passenger in the car.
  • Avoid eating or doing tasks while driving
  • Have everything arraigned before putting the car in drive gear

Arrive alive, don’t text and drive