It’s no secret that college is a stressful time for students: homework, exams, projects, group presentations! If these words scare you, you’re not alone. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health problems on college campuses. Of course, there is no substitute for getting professional help, but what if you’re only experiencing some seasonal anxiety?
Interacting with therapy dogs is a proven way to reduce anxiety, stress, and feelings of loneliness by causing a reduction in the stress hormone cortisol.
So take a well-deserved break if you’re feeling overwhelmed and know that visiting the campus therapy dogs can help you calm down!