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 Or take a mental health day from work when everyone is out of the house and take a luxurious daytime nap, read a fiction book, get an at-home massage, or park it on the couch with streaming services and full control of the remote. Allison Hope, CNN, 15 Feb. 2022 A few days before UConn women’s basketball’s game against No. 1 South Carolina, the coaching staff decided to give players a mental health day. Lila Bromberg, Hartford Courant, 10 Feb. 2023 In the past few years, some parents have received a new item to put into their child-rearing tool kits: the school mental health day. Elizabeth Chang, Washington Post, 30 Sep. 2022 How about adding a quarterly mental health day on top of PTO? Expert Panel®, Forbes, 12 Aug. 2022 According to the Child Mind Institute, a nonprofit specializing in kids' mental health, a mental health day is a day off from school to rest and recharge. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 3 Aug. 2022 More than 51% of adults in New Orleans and Laredo, Texas, had at least one poor mental health day the previous month. Ken Alltucker, USA TODAY, 12 July 2022 If the team continually reacts and struggles to get ahead of work, how can anyone feel comfortable leaving early to see the school play or taking a mental health day? Expert Panel®, Forbes, 15 June 2022 Her older daughter and 6-year-old son, a kindergartner at South Loop Elementary, have each taken a mental health day. Olivia Olander,, 18 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mental health day was in 1971

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“Mental health day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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