New Bill Allows Oregon Students To Take ‘Mental Health Days’ | NBC Nightly News


IT’S ALLOWING KIDS TO TAKE MENTAL HEALTH DAYS AS AN EXCUSED TAKE MENTAL HEALTH DAYS AS AN EXCUSED ABSENCE. DAYS AS AN EXCUSED ABSENCE.>>Reporter: THEY WERE ABSENCE.>>Reporter: THEY WERE SENIORS.>>Reporter: THEY WERE SENIORS. THEY’LL BE ALLOWED TO SENIORS. THEY’LL BE ALLOWED TO CALL IN SICK NOT JUST THEY’LL BE ALLOWED TO CALL IN SICK NOT JUST IF THEY’RE PHYSICALLY CALL IN SICK NOT JUST IF THEY’RE PHYSICALLY ILL BUT IF THEY NEED A IF THEY’RE PHYSICALLY ILL BUT IF THEY NEED A MENTAL HEALTH DAY. ILL BUT IF THEY NEED A MENTAL HEALTH DAY.>>I THINK IT’S THE MENTAL HEALTH DAY.>>I THINK IT’S THE MOST AMAZING PART OF>>I THINK IT’S THE MOST AMAZING PART OF THIS WHOLE THING IS MOST AMAZING PART OF THIS WHOLE THING IS THAT IT WAS STUDENT THIS WHOLE THING IS THAT IT WAS STUDENT LED. THAT IT WAS STUDENT LED.>>I’M PERSONALLY IN LED.>>I’M PERSONALLY IN NEED OF MENTAL HEALTH>>I’M PERSONALLY IN NEED OF MENTAL HEALTH DAYS. NEED OF MENTAL HEALTH DAYS.>>Reporter: DERRICK DAYS.>>Reporter: DERRICK TOLD LAWMAKERS HE>>Reporter: DERRICK TOLD LAWMAKERS HE SUFFERED FROM ANXIETY TOLD LAWMAKERS HE SUFFERED FROM ANXIETY IN HIGH SCHOOL. SUFFERED FROM ANXIETY IN HIGH SCHOOL.>>I DON’T HAVE THE IN HIGH SCHOOL.>>I DON’T HAVE THE WILL POWER TO GO TO>>I DON’T HAVE THE WILL POWER TO GO TO SCHOOL TODAY AND IT’S WILL POWER TO GO TO SCHOOL TODAY AND IT’S TOO MUCH. SCHOOL TODAY AND IT’S TOO MUCH. THERE’S NO SYSTEM SET TOO MUCH. THERE’S NO SYSTEM SET IN PLACE TO HELP ME. THERE’S NO SYSTEM SET IN PLACE TO HELP ME.>>Reporter: OREGON IN PLACE TO HELP ME.>>Reporter: OREGON HAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST>>Reporter: OREGON HAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST RATES OF TEEN SUICIDE HAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST RATES OF TEEN SUICIDE IN THE COUNTRY. RATES OF TEEN SUICIDE IN THE COUNTRY. IT’S THE SECOND IN THE COUNTRY. IT’S THE SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IT’S THE SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR 10-34 YEAR OLDS IN LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR 10-34 YEAR OLDS IN THAT STATE. FOR 10-34 YEAR OLDS IN THAT STATE. UNDER THE NEW OREGON THAT STATE. UNDER THE NEW OREGON LAW, MENTAL HEALTH UNDER THE NEW OREGON LAW, MENTAL HEALTH DAYS WILL BE LAW, MENTAL HEALTH DAYS WILL BE CONSIDERED EXCUSED DAYS WILL BE CONSIDERED EXCUSED ABSENCES. CONSIDERED EXCUSED ABSENCES. STUDENTS WON’T BE ABSENCES. STUDENTS WON’T BE PENALIZED AND CAN MAKE STUDENTS WON’T BE PENALIZED AND CAN MAKE UP EXAMS. PENALIZED AND CAN MAKE UP EXAMS. THEIR PARENTS STILL UP EXAMS. THEIR PARENTS STILL HAVE TO CALL THE THEIR PARENTS STILL HAVE TO CALL THE SCHOOL, BUT NOW THEY HAVE TO CALL THE SCHOOL, BUT NOW THEY CAN TAKE A DAY OFF TO SCHOOL, BUT NOW THEY CAN TAKE A DAY OFF TO DEAL WITH DEPRESSION, CAN TAKE A DAY OFF TO DEAL WITH DEPRESSION, A PANIC ATTACK, TO NOT DEAL WITH DEPRESSION, A PANIC ATTACK, TO NOT BE ANXIOUS ABOUT A PANIC ATTACK, TO NOT BE ANXIOUS ABOUT MAKING UP WORK. BE ANXIOUS ABOUT MAKING UP WORK.>>OUR BIGGEST CONCERN MAKING UP WORK.>>OUR BIGGEST CONCERN IS MAKING SURE>>OUR BIGGEST CONCERN IS MAKING SURE EVERYONE KNOWS MENTAL IS MAKING SURE EVERYONE KNOWS MENTAL HEALTH IS AS VALID AS EVERYONE KNOWS MENTAL HEALTH IS AS VALID AS PHYSICAL HEALTH. HEALTH IS AS VALID AS PHYSICAL HEALTH.>>Reporter: THERE’S PHYSICAL HEALTH.>>Reporter: THERE’S BEEN BACKLASH ON>>Reporter: THERE’S BEEN BACKLASH ON SOCIAL MEDIA WONDERING BEEN BACKLASH ON SOCIAL MEDIA WONDERING IF KIDS WILL TAKE SOCIAL MEDIA WONDERING IF KIDS WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT. IF KIDS WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT.>>CHILDREN ARE ADVANTAGE OF IT.>>CHILDREN ARE ALREADY TAKING DAYS>>CHILDREN ARE ALREADY TAKING DAYS OFF BUT THEY’RE LYING ALREADY TAKING DAYS OFF BUT THEY’RE LYING ABOUT IT. OFF BUT THEY’RE LYING ABOUT IT.>>IT’S SUCH AN ABOUT IT.>>IT’S SUCH AN INTERESTING IDEA.>>IT’S SUCH AN INTERESTING IDEA. HOW MANY DAYS COULD INTERESTING IDEA. HOW MANY DAYS COULD SOMEONE TAME FOR HOW MANY DAYS COULD SOMEONE TAME FOR MENTAL HEALTH? SOMEONE TAME FOR MENTAL HEALTH?>>OREGON LAW SAYS ANY MENTAL HEALTH?>>OREGON LAW SAYS ANY STUDENT CAN TAKE UP TO>>OREGON LAW SAYS ANY STUDENT CAN TAKE UP TO FIVE DAYS OVER A STUDENT CAN TAKE UP TO FIVE DAYS OVER A THREE-MONTH PERIOD FOR FIVE DAYS OVER A THREE-MONTH PERIOD FOR ANY KIND OF EXCUSED

13 thoughts on “New Bill Allows Oregon Students To Take ‘Mental Health Days’ | NBC Nightly News

  1. Rashida Tlaib and 14 friends was drug out of Mr. President Trump’s event!

    Democrat Muslim Rashida Tlaib is a clear and present danger to the President of the United States of America

  2. isnt that same with sickness? also are parents in oregon are like tiger parents who pressure kids to excel academically?

  3. So sad that we have to coddle our kids so much. When I was in high school we may fake a sick day here or there but never would we ever ask for mental health day. Kids are certainly growing up in a much too easy world. What's next, I need a road trip day? Isn't weekends the time you should be dealing with a mental health day?

    Sadly I live in Oregon.

  4. cant go to school= no phone, no tv , no computer, no car keys. not going out with your friends when they get off school . Watch how fast they start "feeling better" when you take away all of the privileges.

  5. …5 days in 3 months… I wasted that much time kicking a hackie sack when I was in school… I see no problem with it as long as they do their work and are taught that their eight weeks a year becomes one week a year once they hit the workforce… Life is too short.

  6. Kids today are weak and pathetic. The worst part is that they are PROUD to be pathetic and weak. Completely incapable of handling real life. These kids have very bleak futures ahead of them.
    Sad.

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