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What to Know About Taking a Mental Health ‘Leave of Absence’ From Work

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One of the hardest things about being off work due to mental illness is having a deadline for your recovery. What I mean by this is that it feels like there is an expectation from everyone that by taking a medical leave, you are either faking it, or it will simply disappear after the medical leave is over.

As much as I wish my illness away, I know it won’t simply be cured by a two-month leave of absence. Taking a leave of absence doesn’t make you any less sick.

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