I went for a job interview today for the position of a support worker. Since switching to part time at uni, I’ve been trying to find work. During the job interview I was told to fill out an application form. As well as the usual information, it also wanted to know whether I was being treated for an illness by a doctor, whether I’d been in hospital and whether I was taking any medication. For all these questions it directed the person to provide details if they ticked yes. I skipped over those questions and left it ’til last, while I debated with myself whether I should lie or not, and whether it would be illegal to do so. In the end I ticked that I’d not been in hospital. I did however write that I was on an antidepressant but left out that I was also on an antipsychotic. Unfortunately despite laws that prevent discrimination against those who have a mental health issue, I know that stigma does exist. Plus this is already my third job interview and I need a job. So I signed the statement declaring I had answered the questions truthfully and handed it in.