my teacher sent a student home today because the student had had an anxiety attack earlier in the morning and she said “if you have a broken bone, you don’t just keep walking on it and damaging it more, you treat it. Your mental health is the same. Health then school.”I was about to get really angry but it took a different turn than I expectedwe really need more teachers like this
My school used to tell me to take ‘mental health days’ whenever I need them, I basically had something in place where if I needed to leave or skip school for however long I wanted I could. That was good.