Alpha Veterans aims to become a point of reference for veterans who wish to benefit from animal therapy. We want to help our veterans, so it is essential to look into this type of therapy that has already been proven to work. Here are the organizations that already offer their support to veterans.
What's a mental health service dog?
Mental health service dogs (service dogs) are intensively trained to respond specifically to the specific impairment of their owners, including individuals diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The service dogs are trained to feel the anxiety in their owner’s and intervene by giving them a sense of security, create a sense of relaxation and promote socialization.
Therapeutic horse riding program.
The Armed Forces use communication, team building and leadership exercises to prepare soldiers for combat.
Equi-Sens, a therapeutic riding school, puts in place similar tools by using horses to help soldiers and their families to relearn how to rejoin civilian life.