Wellness Wednesday: Should Days Off for Mental Health Count as Sick Days?

I wasn’t expecting the exposure, but I am so glad I was able to have such a positive impact on so many people.
— Ben Congelton, CEO of Olark Live Chat

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🔅  1 in 6 Americans are medicated for mental health.

🔅  The CEO of Olark Live Chat encourages his employees to take sick days not only for physical illnesses but also for mental illnesses. 

🔅  Without a healthy mind, workers are not able to perform to their full capabilities. 

It's always tricky balancing the burden of life's inevitable expenses and proper self care.  But sometimes you have to put your own gas mask on first to ensure that you are able to maintain career challenges.


Sources:

P. (2017, July 10). A Boss' Response to an Employee Taking a Mental Health Day Is Going Viral. Retrieved July 16, 2017, from https://www.attn.com/stories/18200/how-email-helping-break-mental-health-stigma?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=internal

Miller, S. G. (2016, December 13). 1 in 6 Americans Takes a Psychiatric Drug. Retrieved July 16, 2017, from https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/1-in-6-americans-takes-a-psychiatric-drug/