Emotional Support Animals Might Be Controversial, but They’re Also Critical

Everyone knows how stressful college can be at times; now, add depression and/or anxiety to that already-present burden and imagine how that pressure increases. For some, this emotional toil can be unbearable and force them to drop out of school and move back home.

In order to cope, some students employ service animals to help reduce their anxiety and manage their stress levels. However, in recent years, the proliferation of these cuddly counselors has become a controversial topic, as it can be hard to discern who actually needs support animals versus who just wants their pet from home to come live with them.

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