Students Should be Able to Use “Sick Days” for Mental Health Too

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Throughout the semester, students suffer from depression, anxiety, panic attacks and other mental illnesses and this greatly affects school performance and overall wellbeing. This petition is to grant students mental health days as excused absences or "sick days". Students already miss out on attending a lecture and learning, it is not fair to further punish them for suffering an illness out of their control. 

"Obviously the idea of a “mental health day” could be abused by those who are just simply not wanting to go into work or class; but can’t you also do that with a doctors note?  There are days, we all have them, when we get so stressed and overwhelmed that we often find ourselves on the verge of a mental breakdown. I know I’ve found myself there more than once when there’s a lot going on at school; and then life throws some more at me because it seems that everything happens all at the same time. I’ve bawled my eyes out over the littlest things, panicked about nothing, and just been overwhelmed so easily when I am extremely stressed, and I know I am not the only one. " - @AllForHim28 

 Please sign to bring more awareness to mental health and give students the care they deserve. 

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