Are Service Dogs the Solution to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

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Twenty-two U.S. veterans commit suicide every day, CNN reports. These alarmingly high rates make it clear. Something needs to be done. Current vet suicide prevention programs, including programs offering post traumatic stress disorder help, need attention. Methods that work are not getting proper funding from the Veterans Administration (VA).

Many vets, for example, credit service dogs with significantly decreasing symptoms of military trauma — including post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Even so, government programs, including the VA, do not offer monetary help to own and care for these animals.

Service Dogs Save Lives

“I have been in Soldier’s Best Friend for six months. Before I started the program I had severe depression and rarely left my house. Since I got Continue reading