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Good mental health is good business

Good mental health is good business

When web developer Madalyn Parker emailed her team to say she was taking time off to care for her mental health and posted her boss’s positive response on Twitter, the news went viral. Suddenly, everyone was talking about mental health in the workplace. Now, we need to go from talking about it to doing something to help.

For years, we have used the term “mental health day” to mean we need time to recharge our batteries and take a break. We know that workplace stress is rampant and costly, in both human and financial terms. One in three Americans is chronically stressed on the job, and job stress costs U.S. industry more than $300 billion a year in absenteeism, turnover, diminished...

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