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My dog saved me from suicide – how a puppy stopped a depressed woman from ending her life

Julie Barton was fortunate to have her mother’s support and later medication and a loving husband and children to help her combat what was to prove a chronic case of depression. However, reaching a point of stability would not have proved possible without one unlikely feature. After a breakdown, triggered by the post traumatic stress of a very unhealthy sibling relationship, after retreating to her mother’s house, Barton decided to get a dog. Caring for a creature that loved her unconditionally, that depended on her for all his care, was the catalyst that allowed Barton to rejoin the world.

My dog saved me from suicide – how a puppy stopped a depressed woman from ending her life

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