Three hidden benefits of mental health days

Ten years ago most workers had never even heard of “mental health days.” There were sick days, sure, but the concept of taking an emergency day off to recover before your physical health suffered was an alien one. Back then, the awkward conversation about mental health and stress was one that nobody wanted to have at work. Fortunately, nowadays, that’s changing, albeit slowly as employers and employees recognize the benefits of mental health days.

An increasing number of workplaces are allowing, and even encouraging, their employees to look after their mental health by taking days off when necessary. But not every boss is completely sold on the benefits of mental health days. 

If you need to convince your boss of the benefits of mental health days, here are three compelling arguments that you can make:

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Brendan McDonald