Freshman film major Adrianah Tucker says she has struggled with depression for years, and her pet birds are a source of support that help her through her tough times.
“I have struggled with depression since I was 14,” Tucker said. “My birds help me stay calm and give me something to care for. They help me cope when I’m in a dark place.”
Students living in Wayne State residential halls are not allowed to have pets — with the exception of emotional support animals.
According to WSU policy, an emotional support animal is a companion animal that provides a therapeutic benefit to an individual with a disability.
Chaz Stevens is an entrepreneur, former journalist, and well-known activist who has appeared on the front pages of Time, Miami Herald, Guardian, Slate, and the Huffington Post. He’s also appeared on The Daily Show, the Colbert Report, and Fox News.
Chaz lives in South Florida with his two rescue dogs. Before launching ESAD International, he could be found working on IT for IBM, Microsoft, and The Walt Disney World Company. But his favorite job is the one he’s now doing full time — helping people get to a better place.