Student mental health was in focus as dogs were on campus providing a moment respite in both physical and emotional means.
Animals of any species can make a positive impact in both a person’s life and on their mental health. Through the pandemic, many people have become victims to their own anxieties. After having to stay in doors for over a year, having a four-legged pal or scaly skin reptile has helped many ELAC students cope with anxiety and depression.
The East Los Angeles College Student Health Center’s pet therapy Zoom meeting is aimed to provide students a relaxation period from the COVID-19 class conversion.
Having a pet can boost people’s well-being, especially those who suffer from mental health issues such as depression and Alzheimer’s disease.
There is no such thing as the perfect pet because people are different and have different needs. Throughout our campus, and everywhere else for that matter, people of different backgrounds and many different interests feel the need to compare the most popular pets in the world; dogs and cats.