CNN: When a Woman Took Sick Days for Mental Health, Her Email Sparked a Larger Discussion
Madalyn Parker emailed coworkers that she would be taking a couple of mental health days before returning to work. While many employees deal with stigma or outright disapproval of taking sick time for mental health reasons, her experience was one of support. She decided to post the response from her CEO, Ben Congleton, online. The exchange between the two created an outpouring of praise from the online community—both for Madalyn's honesty and for Ben's encouragement.