Mental Health Days: Why They Are Needed

Are you dealing with….

  • Annoying coworkers?
  • being assigned a monotonous amount of tasks?
  • poor work moral?
  • dread coming to work?

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms listed above, then you may have come down with a severe case of ” Ihatethisplaceitis” which translates to “I need a break from this damn office!”

Depending on how low your workplace moral is, this disease can be quite contagious. In order to treat it, it is highly recommended that you take a day or 2 off work and get the rest and relaxation that you need. Doing so will help ease your anxiety about coming to work the next day. If this treatment does not work for you or the symptoms worsen, then it may be time to quit and find a new place of employment for the sake of your mental health.

Statistics

According to the CDC, about 1 and 5 people, or 46.6 million people suffer from some form of mental illness. Though most employers have implemented the EAP program, does it really help? While sure, it’s great to take action and talk to a licensed professional, what is that really doing for you? Instead of just implementing the EAP program, I feel that employers should also offer mental health days. No job is that important that you should have to risk your mental health to the point of near insanity. There is absolutely no harm in employee’s taking a few days off of work in order to de-stress from a toxic enviorment. If anything, implementing mental health days will definetly help the business.

Unhappy workers typically quit in order to seek something better. What these employers fail to realize is that the business actually depends on the workers. Without employee’s how are you going to successfully run a business? A typical 9-5 job does not pay enough for anyone to literally drive themselves crazy due to a poor work enviorment. The best solution to combat this is to either give your employees a pay raise for the crap that they have to put up with on a daily basis or allow them to take a few days off without penalty.

Work should be an enjoyable place to learn and grow, not feel like a prison.

  One thought on “Mental Health Days: Why They Are Needed

  1. September 25, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    But but but … the mighty dollar! I think they should de-toxify the workplace by implementing ALL the things you said. What I do know is that we are alive to live and not to waste away in some cubicle filled with toxins from who knows for who knows…

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    • September 25, 2019 at 6:18 pm

      Exactly! We should be enjoying the short time that we have on this Earth rather than literally working ourselves to death. Though it’s just now being made an issue since most of this generation is apparently depressed or anxious, it will probably be a while before all businesses get on board with the idea of mental health days.

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  2. October 11, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Really helpful post!

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