Time off for depression
March 11, 2010 8:15 AM Subscribe
I think I'm depressed and need some time off from
work, but I'm also a new employee. What do I tell HR?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've been working for my current company for 10 months now though I was working as a temp for the first 9 months and as a full time hire for just one month. I have been feeling depressed for a while now but it seems to be acting up lately and I haven't been able to get myself out of bed the last few days. I have an appointment with a therapist at the end of the week but I'm not sure if I can make it through and get to work until then and calling in sick every morning without providing a reasonable explanation (I don't want them to know I'm depressed) doesn't seem like a good idea either. Any suggestions as to how I might approach this? What can I tell my HR?