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Can I Use a Sick Day as a ‘Mental Health Day’?
Rosenblatt is director of communications for Accessibility Partners, a small IT consulting firm. The company is so small that it doesn’t fall under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and it doesn’t have to follow the same federal rules with sick leave that large companies do.
However, her boss has been accommodating, allowing her time to attend therapy and psychiatric appointments, to deal with medication changes and even time in inpatient treatment.
That kind of treatment toward mental health might seem rare, but there’s evidence that it’s less taboo than it used to be.
The World Health Organization recently classified burnout as a diagnosable health condition.
According to an Australian study, one-third of workers have “faked an illness” to use a sick day for their mental health.
But 26 percent of employers have fired a worker for using a sick day for what they see as a “personal day.”
So deciding to take your sick day as a mental health day can be a tricky decision, especially if you’re worried your employer won’t see it as legitimate.
Mental health is a disability
Here’s the thing. Changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 2008 expanded the definition of disability. This means that mental disorders like depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and schizophrenia are protected.
So, if you’ve got a diagnosed mental disorder like about 44 million American adults, almost one in five people, you can’t be fired for asking for accommodations, such as the occasional mental health day.
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A man overdosed on vitamin D supplements, and now he has permanent kidney damage
Vitamin D supplements are often touted for a supposed ability to boost mood and increase bone strength, but a new case study demonstrates the dangers of taking too much of the vitamin.
After a 54-year-old man returned form a trip where he spent upwards of eight hours a day sunbathing, doctors found he had unusually high amounts of calcium and vitamin D in his blood that were causing kidney problems, according to a case study in Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).
The man reported that he had gout, hypertension, and a family history of polycystic kidney disease. That's when doctors asked the patient about his supplement use. He shared that he had been taking between eight and 12 drops of vitamin D daily for the past 2.5 years.
Vitamin and mineral supplements won't help you live longer, could cause harm, study says