I agree, if you can get away from it for a while it does help. I took a leave of absence 2 summers ago for 2 months, did work my weekends though, so as not to leave my fellow workers in the lurch. That was dumb, but made me feel less guilty. I was ready to quit and go work at flipping burgers or at WalMart :roll :roll
It did help to a point, even looked for another job at a SNF in our system because time accrued would transfer, but eventually decided as priviously said, "they're all septic tanks" and I was not ready to jump out of the frying pan into the fire, so stayed where I was.
Since finding this site and these bulletin boards, I have made peace with myself, most of the time, that I need to continue doing what I am doing. The support here from people you will probably never meet is invaluable , as they know exactly where you are coming from. The old "been there, done that" syndrome. Good luck! Hope you feel better soon.