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Man asks if he's wrong for suggesting unemployed friend remove bipolar diagnosis from resume.

Man asks if he's wrong for suggesting unemployed friend remove bipolar diagnosis from resume.

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The cultural conversation around mental health has gotten infinitely better in the past few decades. Getting therapy is no longer as stigmatized or considered rare, and more people are opening up about their mental health struggles and ways to practice wellness on the regular.

As these conversations become more regular, old stereotypes and misconceptions gradually fall to the wayside, and we are able to nurture a culture that is more functional for everyone. However, despite years of progress, there are still stigmas attached to mental illness, and not everyone has the same level of education, empathy, or personal experience, so the road stretches long.

While some people own their diagnosis on their sleeve, others keep it to themselves until they know people well enough to feel comfortable. All these decisions are equally valid, but there are circumstances where revealing a mental illness may sadly backfire.

In a post on the Am I The A*shole subreddit, OP asked if he was wrong for suggesting a close friend remove his mental illness from his resume.

AITA for telling my friend to remove his Mental Illness from his resume, to boost his chances of getting an interview?

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