Having a pet, especially if you have a mental illness and/or depression, helps greatly. It gives you someone to take care of. They are dependent on you and will love you in return.
I adore my cat and my dog, especially my cat. He always knows how to support me when I’m feeling sad. I’ll lay down on the bed and he’ll come up to cuddle with me, purring in my ear. A lot of times, I’ll forget what I’m thinking about and concentrate on massaging him and making him feel good. Or when it lays by me and the simple fact that he’s there to keep me company, is a wonderful thing.
But it doesn’t have to be a dog or a cat, it can be anything you like most like a hamster or lizard, etc. Having a pet takes your mind off of the issues you may be dealing with. There are so many great animals that you can rescue at the pound, just waiting for your love and attention. It’s an awesome feeling owning a pet. And for those of you that struggle with your mind, a pet can change that for you.
If it’s possible for you to own a pet too, I strongly suggest you do so. Your life will change for the better!