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St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI: 'We're seeing students struggling more with mental health issues'

Feb 17, 2018, Minneapolis Star Tribune: More college students seek emotional support animals http://www.startribune.com/more-college-students-seek-emotional-support-animals/474368583/ Being able to accommodate a student's need for a support animal is another way to help them manage their emotional and mental health while at college. "We're just seeing students that are struggling more with mental health issues and that's across the United States," said the Rev. Jay Fostner, vice president for mission and student affairs at St. Norbert College. Each school has its own application and review process, but both start with a student providing documentation from a medical or mental health professional about the necessity of an emotional support animal. … Mainly, the students who apply to live with a support animal have some sort of mental health diagnosis, said Lynn Niemi, director of disability services at UWGB. …