Resignation Letter due to Health and Stress (5 Samples)

In this brief guide, we will look at some resignation letters due to health and stress.

Resignation letter due to health Sample 1

In this resignation letter, the person adopts a friendly tone and briefly describes why they want to leave, which is reasons related to health.

One may choose to go into details of the problem but people usually tend to keep these letters brief.

The letter also expresses gratitude to the employers which can be useful for good recommendations and allow the employee to leave with good relationships.

“Dear [xyz]

I enjoy the work we do at this firm, and I believe that insurance defense plays an important role in protecting the integrity of the industry for everyone. Unfortunately, my health has to come first, and that means I need to tender my resignation.

I do not make this choice lightly, but after consultation with my doctor and a second opinion that said the same thing, I find I have to do so. The long hours and demanding reading schedule simply put too much strain on my migraines at this time, and the acceleration of their intensity and duration has come to prevent me from doing my duties.

I, [your name], resign from my position as a third-year associate in the [name of workplace], effective immediately.

I want to express my heartfelt thanks for your mentorship over the past two and a half years, and I regret the necessity of this decision. Unfortunately, when it comes to long-lasting health concerns with far-reaching implications, one faces no choice but to bow to the needs of the body. I hope to be able to find a work/life balance that allows me to practice law again, but first I need to focus on recovery.

Thank you for the time we have spent together


[Your name]”

Resignation letter due to Stress Sample 2

In this resignation letter due to stress reasons, the person again chooses not to go into too many details, and expresses gratitude for the times they have spent at work. They also provide some contact details in case the transition is not smooth or they need to be reached about important work, while at the same time defining limits so that they may be allowed to recuperate.


[Employer name]

[Employer address]

Dear. [xyz]. 

This letter is to inform you that I will be resigning my position from [workplace name] immediately due to stress. Over the past several months I have felt my health decline rapidly and I finally sought out a medical opinion. After a battery of tests my doctor has determined that my stress is significant enough that I must be pulled out of work and allowed to rest.

I am very saddened by this as I enjoyed my job, the people I worked with and the company I worked for. You and the management staff had made my tasks enjoyable for the most part. Please understand that this is a general sort of stress that is not attributed specifically to my job. For the company’s education and files I have included a copy of a note from my doctor regarding my condition.

If you need my input on certain daily tasks please feel free to call me at home. But I would ask that you limit the calls to allow me to rest. You can reach me at [number] or email me at [email]. Please pass along my best wishes and thoughts to everyone at the company.

Sincerely Yours

[name with signature]”

Resignation letter due to stress Sample 3

In this resignation letter due to health, the person specifies a notice period, which is something one may choose to do if their problem is not urgent enough, or in case the workplace has a minimum notice period requirement.

This letter also does not specify too many details of the health issues and is quite informal as well.

“Dear [xyz] 

Good day! 

It is with great regret that I am sending this letter to inform you of my decision to resign from my position as [job] from [Company name].

While I am grateful for the opportunities that the company has given to me, I have noticed some problems with my health, which has been deteriorating because of the strain and stress I have been experiencing at work.

It is with my doctor’s advice that I have come to this conclusion, and will, therefore, vacate my position effective on [Date]. Please let me know if I can be of assistance in the transition of my duties to my colleagues

Thank you for your kind understanding, and I wish you all the best.



[Position, company name]”

Resignation letter due to stress Sample 4

In this resignation letter due to stress, the person describes the reasons for the stress briefly, but not in an accusatory tone, and also offers services after they have quit, if their expertise on any projects they handled, and they also talk about how the experience has been so good despite the stress that they are feeling.

Sometimes in writing a resignation for health or stress, particularly for stress caused by the hours spent at the job and so on, it may seem accusatory if one goes into details of how the job has affected them.

In this case if one talks about the things they have gained or their colleagues, it may be a good tone to adopt, as it is beneficial to have business contacts and relationships just as much as it is good to quit a job that may be causing someone stress.

“Dear [Employer name]

I am writing this letter to let you know that I am resigning from my position as [position] at [company name]. The hours are too long and the deadlines are too short. I thought I would be able to handle these demands, but after working there for some time the stress has simply become too much and my health is beginning to show the signs. My last day of work will be [date], so please accept this letter as my official two weeks’ notice of resignation from [company name]

I would like to offer my apologies for any inconvenience this may cause to anyone at [company name]. If I can be of any assistance in selecting a replacement to take over my duties, I would be happy to oblige. Please contact me via phone at [number] or via email at [email] I look forward to discussing this with you further.

Although the work itself causes too much stress for me to handle, I will in fact regret leaving the great coworkers I have been privileged to work alongside. I wish them all every success and hope that our paths may cross again someday. I will continue to hold [company name] in high regard but look forward to my future elsewhere. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

Yours sincerely,




[company name]”

Resignation letter due to health Sample 5

In this resignation letter due to health reasons, the person is crisp and to the point, they clarify why they are quitting and give their details in case the employer wants to get in touch with them at a later point. This is a standard which we think most people might probably want to adhere to.

“Subject: Resignation—[full name]

Dear [employer name]

I regret to inform you of my resignation, effective [date]. Due to a recent diagnosis, I have become aware that my illness will require extended treatment and recovery, and I am unsure that my ability to perform the duties of my present position will return.

I appreciate your understanding. If there is anything I can do to help during the transition, please let me know.





[cell number]”

Resignation letter due to health Sample 6 

In this resignation letter due to health related reasons, specifically Fibromyalgia, the person talks briefly about the stress they have been feeling due to their work pressures as a teacher.

This format is for situations where the letter is being mailed to the employer, and includes the relevant addresses accordingly.

“[Your name, address]


[name of employer, address]

Subject: Resignation from the post [position]

Dear [employer name]

It greatly saddens me to send you this letter of resignation. Effective the end of this month, I no longer will be working here as a [position]

Recently I have been noticing some changes in many aspects of my life, both personally and professionally. I have been overly exhausted, constantly in pain, and feel that my productivity has been cut in half. I went to a doctor, and I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a condition that involves chronic pain and soreness. Because of the high activity level consistent with my work, I am no longer able to teach my students effectively, and I do not want them to be impacted by this. My doctor agreed with me that this is the best decision for all involved.

I have so enjoyed my time here at [name of school]. My work gave me great satisfaction, and I never will forget the last [time spent] of incredible friends and colleagues that I have gained. I hope we will still stay in touch despite my early exit.

Please let me know if there is any way I can help in finding my replacement. Although I no longer can do the work I once could, I hope to remain a resource and that we will stay in touch. Thank you so much for all the opportunities, and I wish everyone at [name] the very best.





In this brief guide, we looked at some resignation letters due to health and stress.

Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]: Resignation Letter due to health and stress

Can I resign because of stress?

Yes, you can resign if your job is causing you too much stress.

If a job causes so much stress that it is starting to affect your health, then you can quit, or at the very least, ask for fewer responsibilities. 

A simple break from the job may work in your favor in dealing with stress and the challenges it poses to the body.

How do I resign due to health reasons?

To resign due to health reasons, you need to write a letter in the following manner:

Greeting or appropriate salutation
Statement of resignation and the relevant notice period/last working date
Reason for leaving
A thank you for experience and best wishes/offer for help with transition
Regards and signature.

How do I write a letter of resignation due to stress?

To write a letter of resignation due to stress, you can follow these tips:

Gratitude for your position and all that you learned
Emphasis on the voluntary nature of your departure
Omit emotional language apart from professional thanks
Be specific about the statement of resignation from the job.

How do you explain a toxic job to quit?

To explain that you want to quit due to the toxic job, you may briefly mention the problem and the reason you feel the need to leave without being too accusatory or negative about the job.

You can try to frame it in a way that talks about how leaving might benefit you or how aspects of your job might be contributing to you leaving, without naming anyone or pointing fingers, and also mentioning the aspects of your job that made it pleasant for you to work there.

Other Sample resignation & Leave letters you may like

Below is a list of other sample resignation letters we have curated.

Remember, your health comes first and if you are feeling exhausted or work is simply stressing you out then taking a break doesn’t make you weak but strong.

If you’re facing this, it may be a good idea to seek the help of a therapist or other mental health professional. You can find a therapist at BetterHelp who can help you learn how to cope and address it.


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