If you’ve read Not What I Expected: My Life with a Brain Injury (I Didn’t Know I Had) you know that a little dog named Cici came into my life at a critical moment and helped me get over depression. After yet another round of sucidal ideation, my son told me, “Mom, you need a dog.” He was right. Yes, I do believe that dogs can help you heal.
This morning, my friend Rosemary Rawlins wrote a touching story on Brainline.org, Can Animals Help Us Heal, to promote Julie Barton’s new book, Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me From Myself, which will be released on November 10. Rosemary’s story was beautiful, but I didn’t stop there. I quickly placed my pre-order for Julie’s book!