I am really not sure what to do. I know I need time off from work due to depression/anxiety but I don't know how to go about doing this or if a mental health issue is covered. I really can't wait much longer because it is getting taxing to have to go in to work feeling this way and having to try and act "normal". I don't feel comfortable talking to any of my management about this. Another dilemna I have is the money I am going to miss if I do file a claim. Does anyone know how long a claim takes to be filed? I know FMLA is without pay so I would rather try to file short term disability but I'm worried that I'll be denied b/c of mental illness. If I am denied and have to return to work, can they enforce disciplinary action from being off and missing (i'm on my written 2)? I also don't know if I need to be off for a period of time first before filing? If anyone knows these procedures please let me know. I have tried to contact HR but to no avail. Thanks!