In today’s age and time, focusing on mental well-being is as important as maintaining physical fitness. Mental health is a serious concern as battling depression and anxiety is not an easy task. It is very important that we talk to someone about our feelings as the lack of communication can sometimes have grave consequences.
While speaking to another person about your problems is important, having a pet can be very helpful too. The adorable four-legged creatures are the ultimate stress busters. Recently, Twitter user Taylor Nicole revealed such an instance where she shared an old picture of her cat invading her privacy when she was in the bathtub, reports News 18.
Have a look at her Tweet from 2018:
My cat won’t let me bathe in privacy pic.twitter.com/NHP03zZR6D
— taylor nicole (@taylorndean) May 31, 2018
This seems like a pretty normal post, doesn’t it? Well, there’s more to it. Her post shows how everything you see on social media is not true and reality can sometimes be totally different. Taylor goes on to explain how she was actually in the tub writing her suicide note when her pet cat distracted her long enough to snap out of it.
Check out her recent Tweet:
just remembered this and searched for it. I was in the tub writing my suicide note, planning to take my life, when he opened the door & stared at me. it distracted me long enough to break down & snap out of it. Just shows you never know what‘s behind people’s social media posts. https://t.co/lFbl6SlB9o
— taylor nicole (@taylorndean) January 9, 2020
Taylor’s tweet led many users to share their own instances of distress where they were comforted due to the presence of their pets.
i get PTSD nightmares from being raped when i was 14. I got my Nimue when i was 18 and every night she sleeps curled up with me and she wakes me up if i’m having a nightmare then she’ll sit on my chest until i feel better ❤️ animals are amazing pic.twitter.com/OeIZxGelts
— 🌙 Faye Targaryen 🧝🏻♀️ (@elvngrl) January 9, 2020
When I was about to take my life my dog came into my room and I had my razor already placed on my arm.She came in and sat right in front of me,looked me deep in the eyes and put her paw on my arm and let out a quiet “wooo”. She died in my Arms 3 years ago. I miss her a lot … pic.twitter.com/CIyxeUFpMJ
— 𝙺 𝙰 𝚁 𝙼 𝙰 (@reallybadiidea) January 9, 2020
I was 17, moments from pulling the trigger when my 7 month old puppy at the time, Ares, came out of a nap to the living room sat in front of me barked once and just laid down at my feet. He is beyond my best friend he is the one who saved my life💙 pic.twitter.com/5stOKYU4es
— Aliiici (@Aliiicii_) January 10, 2020
These two are my angels. I adopted Emma after being hospitalized for a week & I begged my mom for a dog. She comes running anytime I’m upset in any way & has to lay on me. Especially panic attacks. Bolt came a year later & does the same. My best friends in the whole world 🥰 pic.twitter.com/wG99dcVKB3
— Kenz 🍇 (@Kenzbears) January 9, 2020
My cat has literally knocked pills out of my hands when I was ready to O.D.
I love cats so much. Mine has saved my life. Cuddled up to me when I was having panic attacks
I would be lost without her
— 𝒮𝒶𝓂𝒾🥀🥀 (@SamiWCAR) January 9, 2020
Cats care more than anyone realizes🥺 My cat sits on my lap whenever she senses I’m about to have an anxiety attack, she has been there for me more than any human, and she runs to me every time I get home from work or classes. There are so many times she’s saved me pic.twitter.com/eqDV0H2t8R
— Stephanie Elliott (@stephanieelli_) January 9, 2020
My Plumpy Butt (Pippin). I've had her since she was 8 weeks old (she's going to be 11 years this year) there was so many times I tried to think of a way to kill myself as a teen, I never could do it cause I couldn't imagine Pippin living without me and not knowing why I left her pic.twitter.com/qJNcJJi4Zg
— Kya Mai (@Maimai1914) January 9, 2020
Animals are special.
They keep us going, and ask for nothing in return but our love (and food)
I don't think I would have made it as long as I have if it wasn't for dogs.
Whenever I broke, I would sit on the back step.
Bobby would always plop next to me until I stopped crying. pic.twitter.com/anhX1unUcQ
— ℜ𝔦𝔠 𝔓𝔢𝔫𝔡𝔯𝔞𝔤𝔬𝔫 ❁ (@RicPendragon) January 10, 2020
my baby girly never leaves my side and literally follows me around the whole house all day, it really calms my anxiety a lot and she gives the best cuddles whenever she knows im down, an angel baby pic.twitter.com/95rPiCiSCn
— siena (@sienatbh) January 11, 2020
This my baby boy 🥺❤️ he’ll be 5 this year had him since he was a puppy. I was in an abusive relationship. My dog never liked my ex and would always growl at his and bark whenever he’d come over and try to get near me. I remember this one time i was home alone and he came over pic.twitter.com/Vm14JLUtT1
— Love (@Curls_Drppin) January 10, 2020
I seriously believe I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for my cats. I have struggled with depression and anxiety and thought about s*icide a lot but haven’t been thinking about it much since I adopted these two a couple of years ago. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ukzXF90NKn
— alice ☃️🇪🇺 (@randomsunrises) January 10, 2020
Naran is the reason I'm able to get out of bed every day, I swear. Animals can be so therapeutic, and some people don't see how. But it's true. You're given someone to care for in a way that isn't really the same as another human pic.twitter.com/KHokv8IATT
— 𝕵𝖚𝖓𝖌𝖐𝖔𝖔𝖐𝖘⁷𝖕𝖎𝖊𝖗𝖈𝖊𝖉⁷𝖓𝖎𝖕𝖘 🍥 (@autumn_in_agust) January 11, 2020
When I’m at my very darkest and think that I’d like to take my life, I think about my old lady. We’ve been together for 17 years and it kills me to think she might be confused or sad if I was gone. And would someone love her as much as I do? I doubt it. She keeps me going ❤️ pic.twitter.com/wPjbvewvrI
— 🔥Firetorque🔥 (@SammiFavreau) January 10, 2020
i know this isnt much but i do have a hamster named Mina who i love very much
she would always come straight up to me in her cage whenever i’d come home from school she helped me cope with my abusive relationship and from that i had some thoughts about hurting myself but i didnt pic.twitter.com/veLokoALa3
— delirious (@donniedaxx) January 10, 2020
There’s no question that pets care for their owners in times of distress. Animals are indeed a man’s best friend and we’re just happy that they have helped save so many lives.