Mental Health Days

Beginning January 1, 2022, students in Illinois will be allowed up to five mental health days as excused absences from school, without the requirement of a doctor’s note. Additionally, if a student requests a second mental health day, a school counselor is required to contact the family and may refer that student for professional help. 

Below you will find tools and resources to assist with the implementation and communication of this new policy to faculty, families, and students.