Struggling with mental/emotional issues? Here’s why more therapists recommend ESAs (guest post)

Why-more-therapists-recommend-emotional-support-animals-pets-and-mental-healthEditor’s note: Happy Friday loves!

May the weekend bring you lots of good times, good company and respite. Today’s guest post comes to you from Brad Smith of Therapy Pets on a subject that I’m very passionate about and can personally vouch for – emotional support animals. If you’re new here, you can read this post on how my furry child Jazz (pictured above) turned things around for me. I also strongly recommend animal rescue, as there are tonnes of them all over the world starving, homeless, mistreated and in need of a forever home. Animals are so kind and loving, they make any home (and heart) warmer if you just show them some love and care, plus they don’t get put down to free up space in a shelter if you adopt them, so you’d be doing a world of good by choosing one (or more).

Now having a pet for emotional support is by no means a new thing, but there’s actual proof that it works well and Brad, who wholeheartedly endorses it himself, is here to tell us all about why it’s such a great idea. Click through for more details…

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#itsokayJA Mental Health support group (Jamaica)


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#MentalHealthWeek interview on #MissKittyLive (worth the wait)


Happy #mentalhealthMonday and Spring Equinox!

Hope all my lovely readers are doing well or, at the very least, working on it as I am doing every day myself. While I’m not in the best of spirits ‘mood wise’ right now, (things have been pretty rough recently), I’m grateful to be able to notice and address it myself – means I still have a handle on things, so all is not lost. ‘Tis the season of growth, renewal and newness, so here’s to trusting God to come through with an awesome demonstration of universal alignment.

Today’s post is short and sweet. It’s really just sharing the audio recording of the 1.5-hour interview I did last October for World Mental Health Awareness Week #MHAW16 for Miss Kitty Live’s Wellness Wednesday programme on Nationwide 90 FM here in Jamaica. Continue reading