Without mental health there is no health

Madalyn Parker’s email to her boss has been retweeted over 15,000 times.  It represents what is right and wrong about the state and stigma of mental health in the U.S..  According to the Centers for Disease Control only 17% of Americans are considered in a state of optimal mental health. The National Institute of Mental Health says 20% of adults in the U.S. will experience mental illness in a given year.  It’s sad that Madalyn’s email is such a big deal but anything that promotes or encourages others to do the same or get help is welcome.  Hopefully, people like Madalyn will help us all bury whatever stigma remains about mental health care.