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Horses for Mental Health

Horses for Mental Health is working to expand the role horses play in mental health and personal growth to realize our vision of a world where all mental health needs are met – together.
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Horse for mental health logo
Horses for Mental Health is working to expand the role horses play in mental health and personal growth to realize our vision of a world where all mental health needs are met – together.

Mental health does not discriminate.

The reality is, 100% of us will be affected – if not directly ourselves, then through someone we love.

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1 in 0
will be affected by mental illness in their life.
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Depression is the #1 cause of disability worldwide
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Only 0 %
of adults
receive treatment

We need to think outside of the box for innovative solutions in providing mental health services for all people.

Expanding the role horses play in mental health and well-being is a solution.

Join us for the 2nd annual industry-wide campaign,
May 1st - 31st, 2023 - Mental Health Awareness Month

Seen Through Horses is an annual peer-to-peer awareness and fundraising campaign composed of individuals, nonprofits, mental health professionals, celebrities, influencers, and businesses to increase awareness, public engagement, and raise funds to improve access to programs incorporating horses for mental health and personal growth.

Who We Are

29-Human Resources

Awareness

Build and implement campaigns to support industry and public awareness of resources and benefits.

8-Human Resources

Funding

Raise funding to support worldwide mental health and well-being services incorporating horses.

17-Human Resources

Resources

Serve as a resource, advocate, and thought leader to support legislative and policy initiatives globally.

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Horses for Mental Health is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization increasing awareness, public engagement, funds, and access to programs incorporating horses for mental health and personal growth.

We partner with nonprofit organizations, philanthropists, celebrities, influencers, and companies to realize our collective vision of a world where all mental health needs are met – together. 

We seek to strengthen engagement to create a community of inclusivity and diversity while increasing access to quality mental health programs incorporating horses that serve all groups of people.

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Our goal is for every person to know that incorporating horses into mental health treatment is an accessible and effective option.

Lynn Thomas, LCSW

Co-founder, horses for mental health

How Horses Help

As prey animals, horses are highly intuitive to nonverbal messages and intentions. Through this, we receive unbiased feedback and our stories transform in a safe and powerful way.

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older man gently petting a horse

Due to their size and presence, horses create a sense of awe, leading to increased emotional safety and engagement in the treatment process.

Horses provide a safe and dynamic environment, where peace and healing comes through the relationship facilitated by trained professionals.

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