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The cure for depression? 'Dog Medicine'

"Dog Medicine" by Julie Barton
Think Piece Publishing

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When Julie Barton suffered an emotional breakdown and became suicidal, she turned to many people in her life for help.

Her family, therapists and psychiatrists all did their best to help her without much success.

Then one day Barton decided to adopt a Golden Retriever puppy who she named Bunker.

In her debut memoir, Barton tells the story of how Bunker helped her climb out of depression by being her constant traveling companion and protector. Julie Barton speaks with Patt Morrison about her path to recovery and the way that animals are able to rescue people.


Julie Barton, a writer living in the Bay Area. She is the author of “Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me From Myself” (Think Piece Publishing, 2015)