47 min

Episode #32 | Beyond Words: The Silent Support of Animal Companions Demystifying NMO & MOG

    • Medicine

In this emotional episode, we delve into the profound relationship between pets and mental health.
Starting with the TSF AMbassador for New Mexico, Marie Abrego talks about the recent loss of her dachshund Bambi while traveling to raise awareness about NMO.
Then, we are joined by TSF Ambassador for Illinois, AnneMarie Nawrocki, a licensed social worker and TSFs ambassador for Illinois; they explore the multifaceted benefits of pet ownership for individuals with disabilities and chronic illnesses. From reducing stress and providing emotional support to promoting opportunities to enhance physical health and promoting social connection, pets play a crucial role in improving overall well-being. The discussion also touches on coping with the loss of a beloved pet, highlighting the unique grieving process and the importance of support from friends and family. Through personal anecdotes and expert insights, this episode celebrates the transformative power of the human-animal bond in navigating life's challenges.

ABOUT US:
The Demystifying NMO and MOG podcast is a Sumaira Foundation (TSF) project and
was made possible with the generous support of Genentech.

SOCIAL & WEBSITE:
Marie Abrego
Website - t.ly/ndARI
Twitter - https://twitter.com/nmo_marie
AnneMarie Nawrocki
Website - t.ly/RN2TD
LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/annemarie-nawrocki-5426b7120/
Demystifying NMO podcast
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/demystifying_nmomog
Twitter - https://twitter.com/DemystifyingNMO
The Sumaira Foundation
Website - https://www.sumairafoundation.org
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheSumairaFoundation

TIMESTAMP:
00:01:03 Marie Abrego
00:04:06 Marie & Bambi
00:20:42 AnneMarie Nawrocki
00:23:37 Pets & Wellbeing
00:27:13 Physical benefits
00:35:57 Loss of a Pet
00:39:29 Coping with the Inevitable
00:42:03 Supporting a Grieving Pet Owner

SUPPORT THE PODCAST:
Donate to Illuminate
https://www.sumairafoundation.org/advocacy/donate/

CREDITS:
Producer & Host - Brian Dawson
Music - Denys Kyshchuk from Pixabay

In this emotional episode, we delve into the profound relationship between pets and mental health.
Starting with the TSF AMbassador for New Mexico, Marie Abrego talks about the recent loss of her dachshund Bambi while traveling to raise awareness about NMO.
Then, we are joined by TSF Ambassador for Illinois, AnneMarie Nawrocki, a licensed social worker and TSFs ambassador for Illinois; they explore the multifaceted benefits of pet ownership for individuals with disabilities and chronic illnesses. From reducing stress and providing emotional support to promoting opportunities to enhance physical health and promoting social connection, pets play a crucial role in improving overall well-being. The discussion also touches on coping with the loss of a beloved pet, highlighting the unique grieving process and the importance of support from friends and family. Through personal anecdotes and expert insights, this episode celebrates the transformative power of the human-animal bond in navigating life's challenges.

ABOUT US:
The Demystifying NMO and MOG podcast is a Sumaira Foundation (TSF) project and
was made possible with the generous support of Genentech.

SOCIAL & WEBSITE:
Marie Abrego
Website - t.ly/ndARI
Twitter - https://twitter.com/nmo_marie
AnneMarie Nawrocki
Website - t.ly/RN2TD
LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/annemarie-nawrocki-5426b7120/
Demystifying NMO podcast
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/demystifying_nmomog
Twitter - https://twitter.com/DemystifyingNMO
The Sumaira Foundation
Website - https://www.sumairafoundation.org
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheSumairaFoundation

TIMESTAMP:
00:01:03 Marie Abrego
00:04:06 Marie & Bambi
00:20:42 AnneMarie Nawrocki
00:23:37 Pets & Wellbeing
00:27:13 Physical benefits
00:35:57 Loss of a Pet
00:39:29 Coping with the Inevitable
00:42:03 Supporting a Grieving Pet Owner

SUPPORT THE PODCAST:
Donate to Illuminate
https://www.sumairafoundation.org/advocacy/donate/

CREDITS:
Producer & Host - Brian Dawson
Music - Denys Kyshchuk from Pixabay

47 min