- May 23, 2010
Like many people who experience mental health problems (I have Bipolar-disorder) I have spent time in and out of employment depending on the state of my mental health. Currently I’m unemployed and I’m searching for a part-time job (full time is just too stressful I find) The question is this: Do I reveal to a prospective employer that I have a mental health condition? In an ideal world, employers would not be prejudiced. But that’s not really the case is it? I would like to be honest and reveal my mental health issue – after all I may require time off to see my CPN or psychiatrist – but I’m afraid that a prospective employer will just drop my CV in the bin once I’ve told them of my issues. What to do?