Earlier this year, a woman named Madalyn Parker made headlines for writing a one-sentence email. While that simple act may seem unremarkable on the surface, the contents of Parker’s email went viral, spurring a widespread conversation over one of the most pressing yet overlooked topics in modern business: mental health.
In her email, Parker wrote:
“Hey team, I’m taking today and tomorrow to focus on my mental health. Hopefully I’ll be back next week refreshed and back to 100%.”