mental health day


Definition of mental health day

: a day that an employee takes off from work in order to relieve stress or renew vitality

Examples of mental health day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Under that second proposal, needing a mental health day would be added as as valid reason for a student to be out sick and excused from missing school. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah lawmakers want to remove requirement for students to get a doctor’s note when they’re sick — or just need a mental health day," 30 Jan. 2021 Radical self-care will look different for different people — not everyone is able to take a mental health day from work or visit a therapist, for instance. Elizabeth Gulino,, "These Are The Biggest Health & Wellness Trends For 2021," 5 Jan. 2021 The move comes after the Washington Teachers Union urged its members to take a mental health day or call out sick Monday in protest of the DCPS school reopening plan. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "NYC lessons, Harding centennial, canceled parades: News from around our 50 states," 4 Nov. 2020 Reflektive, a software management company, began a monthly company-wide mental health day, said Rachel Ernst, chief human resources officer. Kristine Gill, Fortune, "How managers can recognize burnout remotely," 28 Aug. 2020 Last Tuesday, in a move that should inspire bosses everywhere, Ryan Tracy closed his two businesses in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge to give his staff a mental health day after a rough week. Mary Schmich,, "Column: Show some love. Be good to each other. A Park Ridge cafe owner inspires us on Labor Day," 4 Sep. 2020 Sprokkreeff offered a company-wide mental health day at Webprofits this year, to much enthusiasm. Kristine Gill, Fortune, "How managers can recognize burnout remotely," 28 Aug. 2020 There will also be a mental health day program, suicide prevention, in-home intensive case management, couples and family therapy, telehealth programs, peer support and homeless programs, among others. William Thornton |, al, "Hoar Construction begins work on VA mental health clinic," 14 May 2020 Matthew Broderick is the unflappably cool title character, who decides to take a mental health day — not only for himself and his adoring girlfriend (Mia Sara), but also for his uptight best pal (Alan Ruck). Jason Bailey, New York Times, "The 10 Funniest Movies on Netflix," 8 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of mental health day

1971, in the meaning defined above

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17 Feb 2021

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“Mental health day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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