Sick days are traditionally for when you're physically ill. Mental Health has never really been considered a reason to take a day off of your sick leave....but it should. This email exchange between and employee and her CEO is going viral at the moment for all the right reasons.
Madalyn Parker, a web developer for a US company wrote this email to her colleagues.
And this was the response from the CEO of the company, Ben Congleton.
Well done Ben! There are times when, through the stresses of work, a day to readjust and cut yourself some slack, would go a long way to a happier, healthier work life. Mental Health Days should be encouraged.