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I am trying to figure out the best way to ask my job if I can come in late tomorrow so I can go to therapy. I don't really want to tell them I am going to therapy but I also don't want to lie. This appointment was made very last minute because I need it very badly. it is tomorrow at 9 am. I don't know what to do.
 
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I would lie. Any sign of mental health issues that your workplace finds out about can lead to stigma. I would take a sick day or tell them that you have a family emergency. That’s what I would do.
 
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I agree with Jessisme..NEVER NEVER NEVER open up to employers about mental health issues (unless it's HR). I work in HR and I cant tell you how many times ive had numerous employees come to me irate about being ridiculed or teased (by other employees) about their mental health ailments and then they end up leaving. It's best to say you have a family emergency and leave it as that.
 
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I am trying to figure out the best way to ask my job if I can come in late tomorrow so I can go to therapy. I don't really want to tell them I am going to therapy but I also don't want to lie. This appointment was made very last minute because I need it very badly. it is tomorrow at 9 am. I don't know what to do.
Sometimes honesty is the best policy because they can’t say you didn’t tell them you have problems , try it you’ll be surprised how sympathetic people can be . They shouldn’t tell anyone else either as it’s private 🤞
 
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Perhaps you could just say you had an appointment but
it has been brought forward suddenly.
Without giving details.

If asked, you could perhaps “bend the truth” and say it
is of a medical nature.

If they persist, You could be vague and say you need to get information
from the specialist first.

It’s not too far from the truth.!

I don’t think they should ask for detailed information.
You should be entitled to privacy about any health issues.

I hope it all goes well for you.
 
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