HAVING A COMPANION ANIMAL
I can confirm that bonding with my dog since going vegan has been helping me cope with my condition.
Ken, my family’s Labrador, has been with us for more than a decade. Whenever he notices that I’m down, stressed out, or not feeling well, he tries to cuddle or stay beside me when I’m too drained to play with him. He would sometimes walk to my room and keep me company for a long time, which helps me feel less lonely.
Having a strong bond with someone who loves me unconditionally helps me deal with my suicidal thoughts. I know that it will break my dog’s heart if I follow my unhealthy thoughts and I can’t do that to him.