i wanted some advice . i have a friend who had a nervous breakdown last year , following an unpleasant marriage and divorce . basically , she wants to apply for a mainscale job but had about three months off sick , then resigned and has spent the last few months getting herself well . could anybody suggest to me what she might put on an application form ? as an ex - head of dept , i have told her to be honest about what happened , but do any of you have words of advice ?