Feeling blue? Oregon students can take ‘mental health days’

Students behind the measure say it’s meant to change the stigma around mental health.

From left, Sam Adamson, Lori Riddle, Hailey Hardcastle, and Derek Evans pose Feb. 6 at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Oregon. The teens introduced legislation to allow students to take “mental health days” as they would sick days in an attempt to respond to a mental health crisis gripping the state. (Jessica Adamson/Providence Health & Services via AP)

From left, Sam Adamson, Lori Riddle, Hailey Hardcastle, and Derek Evans pose Feb. 6 at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Oregon. The teens introduced legislation to allow students to take “mental health days” as they would sick days in an attempt to respond to a mental health crisis gripping the state. (Jessica Adamson/Providence Health & Services via AP)

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