Why mental health days matter – cutting through the stigma

When Madalyn Parker, a software developer in Ann Arbor, Michigan, needed some time off work to focus on her mental health, she let her colleagues know in an email.CEO, Ben Congleton, responded by thanking her for helping “cut through the stigma” of mental health.

In reply she shared his response on Twitter. This has since gone viral, sparking discussion about the importance of understanding mental health in the workplace, and how using sick days to treat it can be helpful.