111-Mental Health Days Because Sick = Sick

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When sick with the flu or a fever we know we can call in to school or work and be honest. And excused. But when it’s A Mental Illness, that is not the case. The state of Oregon recently passed a law to level the playing field, so that K-12 students can call in sick when depressed, anxious or some other “invisible illness.” We speak with one of the students who helped pass the law, and a social worker who had mental health days as a child.

Source by Giving Voice to Depression