Should We Have Mental Health Days at School?

Dr. Caroline Leaf
4 min readJul 11, 2022

In a recent podcast (episode #398), I discussed a question I was asked recently: should we have mental health days at school?

We all go through difficult times, and we all battle with “mental health.” If there is a mental health day, it should be something that raises awareness that all people suffer from the “human condition”, that emotions like sadness, stress, grief and unhappiness are a normal part of life, and that we are here to help one another. This should not be a day to stigmatize some people with the label of “mentally ill” and deem others as…

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Dr. Caroline Leaf

Mental health expert. I have spent the last 30+ years researching ways to help people manage mental health issues in school, work, and life: drleaf.com