Advocate How animals help me cope
Witnessing pain helps heal mine
After years of trying to figure out what works for me, it never occurred to me that animals could help me cope with mental health problems.
As someone who has been dealing with them since 2007 and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2012, I admit that it’s hard for me to take care of my mental health and manage my condition even with professional help. For years, I tried different ways to cope with my condition — from unhealthy coping methods, which I definitely don’t recommend, to healthy ways that somehow improved my mental health.
I wasn’t fond of animals before I became vegan because I was afraid of most of them. Despite my fear, I still feel compassion and mercy toward them so when I learned the truth about what really happens to them in the agriculture industry, I went vegan and opened up my heart to all animals.
It changed my life tremendously.