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Self Care University: Animal Therapy


Welcome to Self-Care University, a show where we explore different self-care activities to help manage your mental health. NAMI ambassador Alessandra Torresani meets with the staff of Special Spirit Equine Therapy to learn what animal therapy is, how it helps with mental health and brings you along to a live session of equine therapy.

In this ongoing series, we will discover new self-care techniques and hope you will find one that helps you in your mental health journey.

Remember NAMI resources are available: Call our HelpLine at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) – open Mon-Fri from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET. Text “NAMI” to 741-741 – Available 24/7. Visit us online at Find your local NAMI at

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.