Letter To School To Request Mental Health Absence For Child


I am XYZ, the father of John Doe, who studies in grade 8 at your school. I’m writing to request a 2-week leave for John on account of his mental health. He has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and has been experiencing extreme mood swings for the last few days. It is, therefore, best to let him take a break from school and social interaction for a while.

John undergoes two therapy sessions every month, along with medication. However, lately, he has started showing alarming behavioral patterns due to the stress of his studies. His doctor has advised him to allow him to take a break until his condition stabilizes.

Please find attached John’s medical reports and doctor’s prescription for details. I would appreciate your support and cooperation.


I’m writing on behalf of my daughter, XYZ, grade 10. Kindly approve her leave application for 3 to 4 days. She has been under a lot of mental pressure due to the tough school routine. I want her to take a few days off to recover.

Please email me her missed work and assignments during her absence. I will be grateful to you for your cooperation.


I would like to request you to approve leave for my son, XYZ of grade 5 due to his mental health issues. As you already know, he suffers from autism. He needs a break from school on the advice of his doctor.

Although XYZ has been doing well, lately he has been withdrawn and depressed. I would appreciate it if you could ask his teachers about a possible trigger that could have brought about a change in his behavior. We would like to find out the cause so that his counseling can be done accordingly.

We believe a week-long break will help him recover. He will also be receiving therapy sessions during this time.

Thank you for your cooperation.


I would like to formally request leave for my child, Jane Doe who studies in grade 7. She has been suffering from Post-Traumatic Disorder after the passing away of her uncle. She shared a very strong bond with him and is grieving the loss. She, therefore, needs a few days off to deal with her mental state.

We would be seeking professional help for her. We would also request you to show consideration towards her once she returns to school. She needs the support of her teachers during this difficult time.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.


My son, XYZ, in grade 8, has been suffering from clinical depression. His condition has become worse over the past few days. I, therefore, request that you approve a few days of leave for him.

Kindly email me with updates related to his class work and home assignments during his absence. I would appreciate your help.

Thank you in advance.

Letter To School To Request Mental Health Absence For Child

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