Should You Take a Mental Health Day?
Thinking of taking a mental health day?
Don’t keep quiet! The best way to fight the stigma around mental health days is to discuss it with your supervisor. With companies focusing more on employees’ mental health, being upfront regarding your needs can lead to benefits for both the employee and the employer.
Recently, stress and anxiety have taken over as the #2 presenting issue for employees to reach out to their employee assistance programs (EAP). Being aware of available resources and communication between you and your supervisor will be a proactive way to address your mental health concerns.
Tips for Requesting a Mental Health Day:
Know your companies policies on time-off
Try to be honest about your ailments
Share only as much information as needed
Avoid abusing the Mental Health Day for anything other than your mental health