By Rose Schmidt

July 13, 2017

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Madalyn Parker sent an email to her team at work saying she'd be out of

office for a few days to focus on her mental health.

 

The response she received from her company's CEO has sparked a larger

discussion about what is a rarely-talked topic in the workplace.

 

"I was absolutely touched. It brought tears to my eyes," Parker told CNN.

"It was surprising to be applauded for my vulnerability."