I think every school or college should have a mandatory entire day off just randomly and call it mental health day. no assignments, no homework due, just a full day off. students could use the day to catch up on sleep or something and the week of should be used to further educate young people on mental health issues, things they can do to help someone who struggles, etc. faculty need to realize that students are dealing with so many outside things besides school, whether it’s personal problems, troubles at home, and these are all things that can effect mental health and weigh on the mind. likewise, students should know that teachers and professors often deal with the same things they do. for young people suffering with issues like depression and anxiety, the fact that they are able to get out of bed and show up to class is highly commendable and deserves to be acknowledged. mental health day may not be a solution to all of our issues but I think it is a good place to start. oftentimes, dealing with a mental health issue can cause a person to feel extremely isolated and lonely, this day would also help to remind them that they are not.