Resign to you job for health reasons. Sample letter


  1. You might need to resign from your position if you are unable to perform your duties due to serious health problems. You don't have to provide details if the problems are of personal or private nature such as mental illness, emotional problems, severe health problems, drug abuse, etc.
  2. Directly state that you are resigning. Mention the position by title and give a date of entry into force.
  3. Mention your reasons. Comment on the difficulty of this decision, if it seems appropriate.
  4. Appreciate the good times and relationships you had in this job. Also, express your gratitude for everything you learned.
  5. Explain how much time you need to transfer your responsibilities smoothly.


[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-

Dear [Recipients Name],

I am regrettably submitting this letter as a resignation from my position as the company Vice President for Communications which will take effect on October 14, 2005. I am currently not in the best of health, and I have been advised that I must rest full time to me to recover fully from my illness. My family and I have decided that this would be the best option for me since I am in a delicate situation. I am immensely thankful for everything the company has provided for me during my stay, and I will always be grateful for all the opportunities I was able to get because of my stay here.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -