THERAPY DOG HELPS MIDDLE SCHOOLERS COPE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
Source: CBC (Extract)
Posted: February 1, 2023
Every Wednesday, students of Monticello Middle School look forward to greeting Willow, a golden retriever therapy dog. Willow has been not only a mascot but a close friend for the students since 2021.
Amy Walz, the founder of You’re Not Alone, brings Willow to provide emotional support to students who may be battling with depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses. “You can be in the dark and dealing with depression, bullying, anxiety,” Walz said.
Willow is able to help the kids who may feel alone, feel loved through weekly visits. Walz hopes to put a therapy dog in every middle school in Minnesota to help other kids who may need a friend.
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