Digest This: The Human-Animal Bond

    Pets provide friendship, companionship, and they can have a positive impact on people’s mental health. On the next Voices in the Family, we’ll discuss the relationship between humans and animals, and hear about new research on the many benefits that come from these relationships.

    Americans love their pets, and spend billions of dollars on them each year. Pets provide friendship, companionship, and they can have a positive impact on people’s mental health.

    On the next Voices in the Family (Mon, March 29th at noon on 91fm or online), we’ll discuss the relationship between humans and animals, and hear about new research on the many benefits that come from these relationships. We’ll also talk about grief after losing a pet. We’ll continue the conversation here with our guests right after the show – please join us.

    When: 1pm EST Monday, March 29, 2010 (immediately following Voices in the Family on the same topic)

    Where: Right here. Click the blue button in the right sidebar to join the chat

    Moderator: Maiken Scott

    Our guests are:

    Froma Walsh, co-director of the Chicago Center for Family Health, and has written extensively on the human-animal bond.

    Meg and her cat Coco.
    Meg and her cat Coco.
    Meg Daley Olmert, author of “Made for Each Other: The Biology of the Human – Animal Bond”

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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