Last year I realized I needed to properly deal with some things (depression, social anxiety, panic attacks, and other "fun" stuff) as I found myself constantly both on and over the edge of burnout and exhaustion. So I eventually decided to quit my job to take some time to focus 100% on therapy, exercise (both physical and psychological), and just generally get things on a better track than they were before. (Luckily I live in Norway, so doing this is possible while still surviving financially)
Anyways, although I still work on some hobby projects and is responsible for a few websites, my CV will now have quite a big hole in it. So...
Should I include therapy on my Resume?
It's not a job in the literal, classical sense, but it sure is a lot of work going to several therapy sessions every week, and the goal (other than hopefully ending up with a less depressive life) is specifically to be able to be a better, braver, more reliable employee in the future.
- Have a hole in the resume that someone will probably ask about anyways in a job interview?
- Be open and (in short) summarize what you've been up to since your last job?
I'm a believer in honesty and openness, and believe going to therapy and working on yourself is a good thing, so personally I look positively on people taking their issues seriously and dealing with them as needed. But don't really know what others think. Probably a lot of differences depending on what culture you're from here too...