It’s no secret that many teens suffer from depression or anxiety. In the case of one young man, Andrew, he was so lost to depression that getting out of bed in the morning was a real struggle. After seeing countless mental illness specialists, Andrew’s heartbroken mother decided to see if a very different route could help her son.
She had heard about an organization called Spirit Reins, which helps kids through the struggles of depression by teaming them up with wild horses. You’ll be touched once you hear Andrew’s story, and see how much one special mustang named Joey helped him navigate through his dark period.
It’s amazing how animals can have such a huge impact on our lives. I know my cat has helped me through plenty of rough patches, just by being his cuddly self.
Depression and suicidal thoughts are nothing to be taken lightly. If you or someone you know is going through them, please reach out and get help. This site has a list of hotlines in countries all over the world.