Stress is a common occurrence in school, and while some people may try relaxation techniques such as Dahn Yoga in order to calm down, there are still measures that schools can take to ensure that those who attend are in a healthy mental state.
Students at Yale Law School were recently given a therapy dog named Monty in an effort to help them deal with stress, according to The New York Times. Since law school can be very demanding, students will be able to rent out Monty for a half hour in an effort to calm their nerves.
School officials noted the positive aspects that have been reported from pet therapy, which is why the school decided to start the program.
"It is well documented that visits from therapy dogs have resulted in increased happiness, calmness and overall emotional well-being," Blair Kauffman, the law librarian, wrote in an e-mail to students.
ABC News reports that the program is currently being run on a trial basis and that the school is encouraging student feedback to see if it should continue.