Has anyone taken a leave of absence due to mental health? If yes, what was your experience like and how did your team/office take it?

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Yes! Whether it’s one week or several months - it’s your life - take the time you and your doctor say you need! It will help. You are not alone. Good luck!

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Don’t say to anyone in your office that you are leaving because of a mental health related issue. We are in a competitive environment ppl are double face and judge. Just say that is family related is none of their business

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I didn’t, I was afraid what people would say. Instead I just quit. I completely regret it now.

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Yup! 4 months!

I've been thinking about it, but I don't want to go without a paycheck.

It’s either sick days or long term medical leave. You get a pay check.

My dad is on FMLA leave now for mental health now and he has mentioned that people spend time speculating why he's out. Not that that should deter you at all, but people will talk.

I told my team it was mental health related. They were so supportive. And so was HR. They were just concerned with my overall well being. I went on short term disability so was still getting paid. I just needed to prove that I was getting medical attention during my period out and that the doctor agreed that I should be out of work

Yes due to the unexpected death of family member

Pretty sure it's covered under FMLA

I agree with EY4. I 100% would not judge you, but a lot of people here are so competitive and two faced. They are very judge mental. Some people might not judge but a lot of people will.

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