I just saw this story and thought I'd share. Pretty gutsy to say you're calling in sick for a mental health day, imo. Really gutsy. I think my boss is fairly happy with my performance. My old boss, who works at the same company I still work for today, says she is really happy with me (but I think he might just be giving me a little ego boost, Idk).
I am pretty sure though, that if I called her and told her I needed a mental health day, she would tell me to get my *** into my stores and get to work. If she didn't tell me to fuq off first. She has to report to clients and my numbers affect her job. If I miss work it affects her. I don't think she loves me enough to give me a mental health day, and I don't think most bosses do. Honestly, I think you're living in a dream world or you are very, very blessed to have an awesome, understanding boss if you think you can get away with that lol. That's not to say I don't think there should be mental health days. There should. But I can't just call in if I'm feeling off. I have personal days, but I have to use my vacation days first, before I use those. And that means advance notice. Sick days are not an option for me. I cannot call in sick. I went to the emergency room a while back and then went to work after I was done, ffs. It's just not an option.
Anyways here's the story....