Years ago, while working as an employee, I would occasionally take mental health days. These were the days where I was mentally exhausted or stressed and needed a break.

The problem is, I usually hid the truth about these days. I now know I was feeling shame about taking a day where I wasn’t physically sick.

I keep hoping shameful mindsets about mental health were a thing of the past. However, someone recently told me how they were hiding the truth about a mental health day.

The impact of mental health is well known and documented. This bullsh*t stigma about mental health needs to end. Talk about mental health with your team. Make it safe to use sick days for mental health as much as physical health.

This goes for you too.

You’ve got this.

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