An Emotional Support Animal is a therapeutic resource that is available to anyone who can be considered psychiatric-ly “disabled”, which is a legal distinction but seems to be primarily a matter of showing significant need of a doctor’s care. They circumvent no-pets restrictions in dorms and other such types of housing. I’m writing you because four years ago, I was at Wesleyan, desperately depressed, taking medication, meeting weekly with my therapist, and struggling through my classes. I desperately needed this, and I believe I would have qualified for it — I even suggested something like it once to my therapist — but she either didn’t know or didn’t see fit to tell me, so I didn’t find out and had to suffer unnecessarily for my remaining years at Wes. I want everyone to know about Emotional Support Animals so nobody who needs one ever has to go without.
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