How My Cat Saved My Life

A note on mental health and pets.

Photo by Anna Yenina on Unsplash

In the summer of 2016, freshly 18 and dropped from high school, I had moved from the bay area of Santa Cruz to a small farming town in Nevada, with plans to live with some family. My dreams were large with success, with hopes to get a GED and move forward to college. The thing was, as anyone who was ever 18 would truly tell you, I was an idiot. Nothing at the time…