I feel like everyone should have an emotional support animal.
I’ve posted before about having an emotional support animal.
Both her and I have grown a lot since then, so I figured I would give a little update.
My anti-depressants have kicked in, and Biscuit is still doing her duties. She’s a little sassier now, but she knows when I need loves. Except thanks to the anti-depressants and a loving husband, I find myself having rough nights/days less frequently.
Her cuteness alone makes me feel better.
For those who don’t know, since we’ve gotten her, I’ve gotten diagnosed with depression/anxiety. We’ve both grown so much. Her more physically than me. But for me, it’s been mentality. Before, I thought maybe anti-depressants would be a weakness. I thought even telling people I have an emotional support animal would be considered weakness.
Because she doesn’t follow me around everywhere. She is literally only there to greet me when I get home, and to feel a presence so I don’t feel alone. And times when I get anxiety, again, a presence is nice when anxiety gets bad.
She is NOT a service animal. Like I said, she doesn’t come everywhere with me. I can’t bring her into a restaurant, or a store.
She’s meant for different reasons, but still important reasons.
Anyway, I wanted this to be short and sweet 😂
So I’ll just end by saying this…
I really feel like I’ve improved. Honestly. I used to be in such a dark place, and sometimes I still have hard times, but they are definitely less frequent.
I love that we found ways to help me.
If you feel like you would benefit from having an emotional support animal, do it. It doesn’t have to be a dog, or a cat. If having a bunny or a fish makes you feel better, just do it. Even if it doesn’t heal, it helps.
And taking some “pills” is not weakness. It has really helped me, and I highly suggest if you’re thinking about it, just do it. Find a family doctor. They will work with you. And if you feel like they aren’t helping, it’s totally okay to wean off of them and try something else.
You are worth it. Please take chances. Because YOU. ARE. WORTH IT.
National Suicide hotline: 1-800-273-8255
If calling someone makes you anxious, text “HOME” to 741-741 (this is what I personally used when I went through my extremely dark times. That’s a story for another day)
Don’t come up with excuses. There is always a way to get help ❤️
And in case you need a smile, here’s another picture of my cat. Cause she’s so darn cute.