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Is it time to take a sick day for mental health?

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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/calling-in-sick-for-mental-health-work-job-employee/
 A woman's tweet about a sick day "to focus on my mental health," and her boss's response, spark discussion about depression on the job.  The article advocates that it's a good idea, but I will argue that most workplaces will not be as understanding and it will likely back fire. Maybe your manager will seem supportive, but itbis likely going to result in passive aggressive behavior from your manager and coworkers.  Just not worth it taking the risk of jeopardizing your career, just take a vacation day or pretend to be sick :)


northsouthkorea
  1. Is it time to take a sick day for mental health?

    7 votes
    1. Yes - good idea
      85.71%
    2. No - bad idea
      14.29%
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  • edited July 15 Winning Argument ✓
    I mean you should relax to maintain your mental health once in a while, but mental illnesses are typically lasting illnesses. However, if the whole idea of this to get a mental check up then yeah, definitely should happen

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  • I think it's a great idea.  As long as it doesn't get abused, an occasional mental health day is helpful to both parties and will result in more productive workforce.  Nice article.  If you work in a place that would discourage such a thing then maybe you should look for another job longer term.
    northsouthkorea
  • Mental health is very important and corporate and non-corporate jobs should provide the ability for law a day if for mental health.
    agsr
  • I think it's a good idea from health and productivity perspective - that wasnt the debate. The question is the risk of backlash from manager and coworkers
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