Mental Health Day off from work takes the Internet

Mental Health Day off from work takes the Internet

Investing in the mental health of employees can only reap rewards for companies, as happier employees will also be more productive.

"You are an example to us all, and help cut through the stigma so we can all bring our whole selves to work", the email concluded.

After Parker tweeted out her CEO's response, her timeline filled up with stories of people who'd tried to use PTO to look after their mental health.

"Hey team, I'm taking today and tomorrow to focus on my mental health", the email read.

"There were so many stories of people wishing they worked at a place where their CEO cared about their health, and so many people congratulating me on doing such a good thing", he wrote on LinkedIn. Congleton's email was rightfully called a "master class in leadership" for his willingness to recognize his employee's needs and remind her colleagues to do the same.

Time Inc. Chief human resource officer Greg Giangrande said that as the stigma of mental health wears off there has been a shift in the corporate world.

Many who read Parker's post said they weren't as lucky to have an understanding boss. "Too anxious about my work to be effective at self care".

"People are talking about this a lot in the context of mental health, but perhaps an equally important point is that our culture around work in the US may not be particularly healthy", said David Mandell, director of the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research at the University of Pennsylvania.

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It could be that objections behind "taking a mental health day" have been associated with taking time off to relax or de-stress - as opposed to dealing with actual clinical mental health issues.

One in five American adults is affected by mental illness, according a report published by the American Psychiatric Association. I needed a medical mental health stay once.

Believe it or not, according to National Health and Morbidity Survey of 2015, mental illness is expected to be the second biggest health problem affecting Malaysians following heart diseases by 2020.

Parker make the rare decision to be completely open about taking a mental health day - and her bosses response was refreshingly positive.

Mental illness is a serious issue that hasn't received its fair share of importance.

Mandell notes that the estimated productivity cost to working while sick is far more than the costs businesses endure when people are out of work. The stigma against mental health can only be removed by generalizing the term and bringing it to everyday use.

Parker's post of the conversation garnered more than 34,000 likes on Twitter and sparked conversations about companies' obligation to provide mental health days. "They will absolutely be more efficient". "Companies are very nervous about opening the Pandora's Box on mental health and support because of unknown quantification of costs", Quelch said.

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