Navy’s Canine Companions for Mental Health Support

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Join hosts, Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu and guest expert Ryan Heapy as they explore the innovative mental health approach aboard U.S. Navy ships. Discover how Sage, the yellow lab, is transforming sailor well-being through companionship and support.

Combatting Stigma

Learn how the Navy’s pilot program with Sage aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health resources by integrating furry companionship into sailors’ lives, promoting a positive environment for seeking support.

The Power of Animal Bonds

Explore the unique bond between humans and animals and how it plays a vital role in providing unconditional love and emotional support, especially in challenging environments like deployment at sea.

Enhancing Resilience

Understand how trained dogs like Sage not only offer companionship but also serve as rallying points for troops, fostering resilience and camaraderie amidst the challenges of extended periods at sea.

Don’t miss out on this insightful discussion about the transformative impact of furry companions on mental health in the Navy. Tune in to discover how Sage and her fellow canines are making waves in supporting sailors’ well-being.

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At the heart of MHTN - America's pioneering 24/7 Mental Health TV Network - is our editorial team, a dynamic group of professionals united by a shared commitment to transforming the conversation around mental health. Our team is composed of seasoned journalists, mental health experts, researchers, and storytellers, each bringing a wealth of experience and a passion for advocacy.


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