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Do Pet Owners Have Lower Suicide Rates?

By Harold Herzog

Category Soft Literature

Available research indicates that having a pet does not have a protective effect on suicide rates, but suicide is a rare event, and the sample sizes in the few studies were small.


Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Date 2019
Publication Title Psychology Today
Pages 5
Series Title Animals and Us
URL https://www.wellbeingintlstudiesrepository.org/sc_herzog_comphealth/11/
Total no. of pages 5
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