“Providing fish tanks to those in need of Fish Tank Therapy!”
After suffering from debilitating injuries years apart, both Jason & Robin discovered how beneficial aquariums were as a therapeutic resource. Suffering from a life-altering injury can be quite depressing. It’s hard to hold conversations with friends and family when nothing has changed for weeks on end. Injuries hurt physically, but the mental anguish of losing one’s place in the social circle can be even worse.
That’s when we realized, we had our aquariums to thank for bringing us out of our darkened depressed days. We were able to have conversations about the growth, change and current status of the fish and plants in the aquarium. We joined fish groups on Facebook and enjoy being able to discuss our tanks.
We knew that we had to share this information with others. When we began researching and talking with others, we found that fish tanks have been used as a therapeutic source for decades. We discovered how many individuals that we knew also used their aquariums as a source of relaxation and meditation. We found that there are many in need of this service, but in order to be able to make a true difference in a certain area, we are focusing on those with PTSD, Autism, and Depression.
“Purchasing an aquarium and stock can be expensive and stressful to anyone new to the hobby. So, our organization Fish Tank Therapy will provide all the aquarium startup along with our community support will be there to help educate and guide the new aquarist!”