It’s a fact that many people have difficulty coping with what use to be for them, normal day to day situations. Most often, something in their life experiences have contributed to an emotional or mental inability to function or respond in a healthy and safe way to normal events, situations, or interactions. Emotional disabilities include, but aren’t limited to:
- Panic Attacks
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Personality Disorders
Examples of symptoms of an emotional/mental disability include, but are not limited to:
- Feelings of depression or anxiety that last for more than a few days.
- Difficulty or an inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships.
- Inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances.
- A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression.
- A tendency to develop physical symptoms or irrational fears associated with otherwise normal life problems or situations.
- An inability or intense discomfort interacting with others in a public or private setting.
If any of the above describes your condition, then you qualify as emotionally disabled. Many emotionally disabled persons find that the presence of a beloved animal, used as an emotional support animal, significantly reduces or eliminates the symptoms brought on by an emotional disability. You must have a letter from a licensed mental health therapist prescribing the use of an emotional support animal to ameliorate your symptoms in order to take your ESD in public places, including flying with your ESD.