Taking a mental health day off from work is a real thing. One employee's explanation of her days off received recognition from her CEO.
Madalyn Parker is a web developer who suffers from anxiety and depression. She wrote an email to her team to explain that she was taking 2 days off to focus on her mental health and she was using sick time to do it.
Parker hoped that by saying this, other employees would feel comfortable doing the same.
Her CEO, Ben Congleton, responded to the email saying, "You are an example to us all, and help cut through the stigma so we can bring our whole selves to work." Parker posted the response on Twitter.
Do you think this will start a trend of people taking mental health days by using sick time?