• Mental Wellness

    2 Great Ways Dogs Can Help Lower Stress (and why)

    Depression is becoming more common recently. Regardless of the pandemic many of us see intense stress regularly. As one could guess, stress can lead to depression. As I noted in my first article here, there are plenty of ways to prevent depression and by extension, stress. One way to reduce stress is through pets, in most cases this means dogs. While not everyone is a dog person, it’s not easy to find someone who isn’t. This is for good reason, dogs give us companionship with few strings attached. You scratch their back, they’ll scratch yours ten times over. While not everyone has a dog, many universities and workplaces offer dog…