Pets Could Help With Mental Illness

New research suggests having a pet can help people with mental health problems.

The findings come from an analysis of multiple studies on the issue; one of which looked at people living with depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder and found that people who had pets felt more self-worth and stability.

The CDC has encouraged parents to get their children a pet, claiming it could stave off anxiety and even lead to a healthier lifestyle.