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Should Companies Allow Mental Health Days?

From Healthline News

A viral tweet about a CEO's support for an employee taking time off for her mental health raised questions of why all companies don't offer this benefit.

If you’ve had a job long enough, chances are you’ve taken a mental health day.

It's Time to Make Mental Health in the Workplace Actionable

From HRO Today

Mental Health America
has found that depression ranks among the top three workplace problems for employee assistance professionals, coming in third behind family crisis and stress. Despite this issue, Mental Health America finds that depressed employees often don’t seek treatment due to confidentiality concerns and fears of the affect their diagnosis will have on their job. Ben Congleton, CEO of Olark, made headlines when praising an employee for taking time to focus on her mental health. Building on Congleton’s congenial gesture, senior leadership should ensure that all employees mind their mental well-being and take the time they need to stay healthy. With this in mind, here are three key steps employers can take to make a measurable difference in improving the mental health of their workforce: