So many stress cuddles.
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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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