Why is our mental health and well being not a priority?? We are held to such high standards but expected to do it all with perfection and grace and not allowed a step out of line. My principal today talked about having to speak with a teacher for taking more than 7 days off this year. We are given 10 each year and they carry over. I told him I don’t agree, we have 10 and if we need 10 we have every right to take them. This job and the students are tough and we need mental health days. He told me that if I need 10 mental health days than this profession isn’t for me. W. T. F. Thanks for the support asshole!! He also continues to give me students that he knows are difficult and then lecture me about my management. Twice today he questioned if teaching is the profession for me. I’m questioning if his profession is right for him.