Here, here. People do not ask for mental illness of any kind. Sometimes you dont even have any idea. It took many friends to convince me to speak to a doctor and it is only now I realise what is wrong with me and feel in a position to do anything about it. Maybe I should leave teaching, but Im strong enough to know this - Ill be damned if Im going to leave teaching because narrowminded individuals think I should! I want to consider it fully before I move on. For heavens sake, even my union agree with me on that!