Did you know three-fourths of the human population undergoes some form of stress in a two-week period? With the busy times we live in, this isn’t surprising. However, too much stress is not good for the body or the mind. And it’s especially not good when it becomes so overpowering that it keeps us from […]
What draws us to pets? According to the ASPCA, Americans collectively own 78 million dogs and 85.8 million cats. That doesn’t include other categories of pets, including reptiles, fish, ferrets and a plethora of other animals. Our pets are very important to us.
For those struggling with depression, pets play an even more important role. Beyond […]
If you have an emotional or mental disability and your pet brings you comfort and a new lease on life, then you may be entitled to housing in “no pets” policy buildings. You are also, by law, not required to pay any extra fees for your ESA or have a weight or breed restriction imposed […]
We all suffer from the blues from time-to-time, but when those down moods turn into something more, you may be suffering from depression.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is estimated that 350 million people suffer from this condition worldwide. Depression is also among the leading causes of most mental disabilities.
In this post, we […]
What are the Emotional Support Animal Laws?
Emotional Support Animal laws are very clear. There is a difference between an Emotional Support Animal, a Service Dog, and a Therapy Animal. The laws that governs each type of assistance animals and their handlers are distinct.
Overview of the ESA Laws
There are two areas where Emotional Support Animals are […]
Service Dog Certification or ESA Letter?
Which one is best suited for me?
Dogs have been working with humans for thousands of years. Their loyalty, unconditional love and willingness to serve have brought the canine species into many areas of our lives. This includes helping those with both physical, mental and emotional disabilities.
There are two basic types […]
Your heart pounds and you suddenly can’t breathe, you may be experiencing a panic attack. This sudden surge of overwhelming anxiety and stress may make you feel like you’re going crazy or that you may even die. These symptoms come on quickly and will pass; however, trying to live with this condition can make you […]
What is an ESA Letter?
An ESA letter is a medical document written by a licensed mental health professional recommending a person for an Emotional Support Animal. An emotional support animal letter allows a person to live or travel with their pet for free.
What is an Emotional Support Animal?
Emotional Support Animals (a.k.a. ESAs) are legally-protected pets […]
People who adore animals will be quick to tell you how much joy and unconditional love they receive on a daily basis from their furry pals. This feel-good-combo can warm even the toughest person’s heart.
It’s for these reasons that mental health professionals are now also acknowledging those emotions, and the consequential endorphins they release, […]