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New ‘Mental Health Days’ Can Be a Savior for Students

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Imagine you’re back in high school. What if you could take the day off because you’re having a bad mental health day? It sounds like a pipe dream, but it’s actually reality in several states, according to The New York Times.

You don’t have to fake physical sickness anymore. You are entitled to take a mental health holiday. Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Nevada, Oregon and Virginia have all passed laws in the past couple years to allow students to be absent from school because of behavioral or mental health reasons.

Teenagers are under pressure now more than ever. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among teens. And between 2009 and 2019, a higher and higher percentage of American kids reported feeling sad or

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