Purdue University on Service Dogs and PTSD

Summary: Although research suggests that service dogs can be beneficial for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the effects of service dogs on medicine usage in veterans is understudied. This study evaluates the effect of service dogs on medicine usage by comparing veterans with a service dog to those on the waitlist to receive one. The results of this study show that having a service dog did not appear to have an overall effect on the use of medications; however, veterans with a service dog were more likely to report decreasing the dose of a medication or being taken off a medication than veterans without a service dog.

This study and related articles can be found here:
https://vet.purdue.edu/chab/ohaire/publications_servicedogs.php#PTSDPilotStudy

2020 Annual Report

2020 was another successful year and we are so thankful you were a part of it. Guided by our 2018-2020 strategic plan, we’ve been hard at work delivering on our mission. Because of our generous donors and despite having to cancel all events beginning in March, 2020 was a year of stable growt.

Believet is gaining momentum to help reduce and prevent veteran suicide: every veteran that comes through our door receives personalized family treatment. And our program is still 100% free!

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April Newsletter 2021

Believet During Covid – Helping Each Other

Believet wants its donors to know that we care about them and that we are trying to offer you a gesture of support. We consider ourselves to be transparent, direct, and respectful. We cherish our relationships and our mutual commitments with you and we are very thankful for each of you. Thank you!

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