Social isolation and loneliness are at epidemic levels, and COVID-19 has only served to further isolate individuals, resulting in greater prevalence of loneliness and depression. The loneliness epidemic pre-dated the COVID-19 pandemic and will be with us long after the pandemic is gone.
Companion animals does not need any training to perform specific kind of task. Instead, the principle service that companion animals provide is simply companionship.
Pets, especially dogs, cats, Rabbits, and horses can minimize stress, anxiety, and depression, relieve loneliness, motivate for exercise and playfulness, and even improve your heart health. taking Care of an animal can help children grow up more secure and energetic. Pets also provide valuable companionship for older people. A companion animal, unlike service animal, is one that does not need any special training in helping an individual survive with a disability. Companion pets can be used for company, delight, psychological support, mental health and all of the other functions that people need to share with animals of different species.
A legitimate emotional support animal letter must mean that an individual is taking therapeutic value for trying to treat the extreme emotions, anxiety, or any mental disorder.
It must be written on the letterhead of a state-licensed mental health professional.
Name and signature of the therapist.
The date the certificate was issued.
The number of the therapist`s license.
The license`s expiration date and the state in which it was granted.
The requirement for an ESA in order to treat a person`s mental health.
Information of the animal should be included