This quote is from someone I had a forum debate about (on suicide) a few years ago. That's what she said, basically. At the time, I thought it was nonsense, but now come to think of it.. it might actually be true. On another forum (yes I've been a member of way too many) I read about the experiences of a few people that have been sectioned (either properly by a hospital or detained by police), and I was shocked at a few of them that said such details have turned up in great detail on CRB checks and other vetting processes in other countries thus deterring good employers from taking them on. Not only through that, but sometimes you have to declare certain mental illnesses for many types of employment. There are some careers that have reasonable demands for good mental health. For example, a pilot with paranoid schizophrenia might be a risk because of hallucinations. The military, etc. the same. But people that are knowingly mentally ill are sometimes rejected from occupations where their mental health is of little relevence, because it's seen as a 'black mark'. Then you have criminal records. If you have a serious criminal record, sure it's a sucker, but anything small or mediocre, and it disappears from your records after a few years, and in the USA, it can be expunged if it's minor (I think) and it's illegal for employers to ask. Plus even if you have an unspent record, it's likely that employers would prefer you to someone who is mentally ill. Perhaps expecting people with things like depression to be too untrustworthy, etc. So waffling on a bit.. what is your opinion? Possibly experiences?