When a mental health issue, or toxic work conditions, have prompted a leave of absence, this letter template helps find the right words, but be sure to consult an employment attorney when needed.
Unfortunately, my work and personal situation have deteriorated to the point that I must request a leave of absence for mental health reasons.
I will be seeking professional help during my absence but request that my privacy be respected during this time. I don't wish for my coworkers to know the reason that I'm out on leave.
My therapist anticipates that I should be able to return within one month from now. I'll keep you apprised of the situation. My projects are all caught up, and Nina is able to handle my client list until my return.
Thank you for your understanding during this time.