Schools in Oregon allow ‘mental health days’ to students


Or. — Mental health and physical health are recognized as one and the same in Oregon schools.

In addition to sick days, Oregon will now allow students to take ‘mental health days’

Schools are expanding the reasons for excused absences to include mental and behavioral health, under a new law that experts say is one of the first of its kind in the US.

The students behind the bill say it’s meant to change the stigma around mental health.

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