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Show Us Your Pet And Tell Us How They Make Your Life Better

So many stress cuddles.

Pets are wonderful magical creatures for about a million and one reasons.

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But one undeniable perk of having an animal to love and cherish is the impact it can have on your mental health.

Obviously, if you're dealing with a mental illness, your pet is only a small part of the equation and not a replacement for professional treatment. BUT that's not to say that a pet can't help a shit ton.

Maybe they give you a reason to wake up every morning, even when you think you can't.

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Or maybe they're necessary to ease your anxiety.

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Maybe they're the perfect non-judgmental therapist.

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Or maybe they keep you active, which is a big part of keeping your mental illness at bay.

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However your pet has helped you, we want to hear about the impact they've had on your mental health — and OBVIOUSLY we want to see pictures.

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Like, here's me and one of my cats Francis, chilling after an anxiety spiral!!!

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