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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > Need help with "mental health day"    

Need help with "mental health day"



Tere-arg
Argentina

Need help with "mental health day"
 
Hi.  Could anyone tell me if it is correct to say "mental health day"?
If so, what does it  mean exactly ? Taking a day off just to release stress?

I had never heard of the expression before.

IĻve searched for info on the net, but ...  have not found much.


12 Jul 2013      



cunliffe
United Kingdom

There īs a day for almost everything nowadays! I haven īt heard of this one, but it makes perfect sense. It would be a day when we are made aware of, or think about, or do activities around mental health. Avoiding stress, combatting depression, understanding bipolar syndrome etc. 

12 Jul 2013     



yanogator
United States

It īs not an official term, sort of a joke. And you īre right that it īs a day that you take off to maintain your sanity.
 
Bruce

12 Jul 2013     



ueslteacher
Ukraine

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Mental_Health_Day ?
but by the looks of it you seem to have found your answers.
Like Lynne I īve never heard of it before:)
Sophia

12 Jul 2013     



Tere-arg
Argentina

THANKS so much to all of you!!!  Hug

12 Jul 2013     



Apodo
Australia

That phrase is heard and used quite often here. You don īt have to be suffering from any real mental illness, but as Bruce said , it īs a day off work that helps maintain sanity. And we all need that sometimes.
 

12 Jul 2013     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

...So you are feeling stressed out and you just drive on, straight past the school gates, just keep going till you hit them there hills... Blue sky, the wind on your face... I īm feeling better just holding that image. Wink

13 Jul 2013     



Jayho
Australia

@Apodo, I īve never heard that used here - maybe it īs different on the East Coast

13 Jul 2013     



joy2bill
Australia

Here on the Gold Coast we use "Mental Health Day" but it īs not really an offical term. It is commonly used in NZ as well.
I think I could use one of these days ...hmm, what would the boss say as we are in the middle of tour group season right now!

14 Jul 2013