POPSUGAR Love You Don't Need Permission To You Don't Need Permission To . . . You Don't Need Permission To . . . by DearSugar 3/10/09 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Sign up for our daily newsletter > . . . call in sick and actually enjoy a mental health day. Source Read More You Don't Need Permission ToLove And Sex POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get Inspired With Our Living Newsletter Personalize Vegetarian DIY Tech Home Love and Sex Food Sign up with facebook or By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. MegN 6 years I've never done this for work, but I've had days where I've gone to school, had a minor mental break down and went right back home again. Do I want to start crying in front of people? Nope, time to go home. wiggle 6 years Amen to that! wiggle 6 years Amen to that! bluestar 6 years Love this! bluestar 6 years Love this! aimeeb 6 years Course! aimeeb 6 years Course! runningesq 6 years I have personal leave that I can use how I please ... if I'm not in court and having a slow week, I may take a day off to recharge ! Kelliegrl 6 years I'm glad my company has an allotted amount of personal days. It's very helpful! clareberrys 6 years Well, when you work in the mental health field you DEFINITELY need a personal mental health day. My coworkers and I don't do this too often, but it's no secret that people do it at work. Dealing with other people's shit all day can be stressful and you need a day to recoup. care0531 6 years I did it today as well! I just hate how my life seems to be on fast forward sometimes. I got a lot of work done around the house and then I also napped and read a book. I am ready for a new day! care0531 6 years I did it today as well! I just hate how my life seems to be on fast forward sometimes. I got a lot of work done around the house and then I also napped and read a book.I am ready for a new day! sugaNspice24 6 years haha, i actually did this today! dm8bri 6 years I really need one of these, but I don't want to because of the economy...why jeopordize something that so many people would kill to have? davetherave 6 years In the 20-plus years I have been at my job, I have NEVER called off just for the heck of it. I know several who do this and think nothing of it. I schedule my vacation time with Fridays off for several months. That gives me a "veg out" day, or I schedule appointments for them. My co-workers get ticked, but I remind them that I have earned my time and how I use it is up to me. I also remind them that I do not ABUSE my leave. But, watchya gonna do? heatherhas 6 years Around this time of year, I like to call it "spring fever" :) greenapples1987 6 years i feel there is nothing wrong with taking a mental health day!! sometimes you just need a day off. i've taken them before, and i often suggest my boy take one every now in then because his job can be so stressful!! i have to limit myself, due to the fact that i'm a full time college studnet!! i'm hardly ever sick, so i just take my sick days as mental health days:) miss-malone 6 years Nah, I don't take off just for the heck of it. I can find time when I'm not working or on the weekend to just chill out. nutmeg84 6 years I'd feel too guilty doing this! I am grateful to have my job, a lot of my friends are out of work due to the economy. Hiding55 6 years This is frowned upon at my office. I need permission to take a day off and if I call in sick I better damn well be sick.