According to a report by WECT, service dogs are proving to be invaluable companions in the battle against mental health challenges faced by first responders. The article highlights how these specially trained dogs are making a substantial positive impact on the wellbeing of these individuals offering emotional support in the face of the often stressful and traumatic situations they encounter in their line of duty.
First responders, including police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel, are increasingly turning to service dogs to help alleviate the symptoms of anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health struggles.
“The service dogs are more than a resource. They are like family now.” Josh Baltz, first responder.