The Benefits of Taking a Mental Health Day
Whether it’s a whole day or just a few hours, taking time off can help your mental well-being
August 16, 2023
From time to time, everyone needs what many have coined a “mental health day.” It’s a day off from work, a day away from screens and other obligations, or a little time to escape the pressures and frustrations of everyday life.
“We all have a point at which we get overwhelmed, we’re engaging in unhelpful behaviors, and our thought processes become very negative,” says McLean’s Andrew M. Kuller, PsyD, ABPP.
“If you’re feeling stressed out and drifting away from a healthy set of behaviors, those are things you could think about and try to rectify by taking a mental health day.”
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