It's been 4 weeks since our last vacation and there are another 4 until we get one. I'm a first year teacher, and until this week I've enjoyed going to school each day. For the last 3 or 4 days, I've dreaded everything about my day . . . the hour-long commute, the classes, the students, and even my colleagues. I've broken down and cried twice because I feel guilty that my frustrations affect my teaching and my interactions with my students. I feel like I just need a day off, and I haven't used a sick day all year, but I feel bad. Is it OK to take a "mental health day" or do I just suck it up and wait for the weekend?????