Oregon Approves ‘Mental Health Days’ For Students

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Oregon students will be allowed to take “mental health days” off from school, just as they would sick days, under a new bill signed by the governor.

The bill would allow excused school absences for mental or behavioral health and is a victory for youth activists — who also unsuccessfully fought for gun control and lowering the voting age.

The students behind the measure say it’s meant to change the stigma around mental health in a state that has some of the United States’ highest suicide rates.

Read more at THE NY POST.



  1. @georgeg Are you a working person? For those of us who work intensely 5-6 days a week, 2-4 days a year out for mental recuperation and stress relief is par for the course. Otherwise, people just blow off stress in the office, which is not necessarily a beneficial activity.

    Not clear how applicable this is to students, but it’s worth thinking about.


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