In her new memoir, Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself, Julie Barton recalls the darkest point in her life. A year out of college, she was struggling in the depths of depression. After receiving a panicked phone call, Julie’s mother took her from her Manhattan apartment and brought her back home to Ohio. Physiatrists, therapists, friends and family tried to help Julie, but she did not improve. Ultimately, a fateful decision would change the course of her life: Julie adopted a Golden Retriever puppy.
Julie is now a mother of two, and an animal lover who lives in Northern California. Her writings have been published in numerous publications including, Brain Child Magazine, The South Carolina Review and The Huffington Post. Today, Julie joins us to discuss the anguish of depression and the astonishing way animals can heal even the most broken hearts and minds. Visit www.byjuliebarton.com and facebook.
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