Note from the President – Tales of WellBeing – Apr 2020

We hope that all our readers and supporters are staying safe in these trying times! I am reminded of the oneness of the world with people, animals and the environment and hope this performance of The Weight captured on YouTube could help spread hope via a song.

This issue of Tales includes three items. There is an update of one of our early articles on the potential benefits of the human-animal bond. This item, written by Dr. Alan E. Kazdin, a Yale psychologist and noted advocate for improved mental health resources is particularly relevant at this moment. The second article is by a journalist, Julian Hattem, on a message via song in Uganda describing behaviors to mitigate the risks of Covid19 infection. Finally, there is a review of a book, Spillover, about the emergence of new, or newly recognized, zoonotic diseases that cause much human (and animal) suffering.

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