I’m applying for a position that requires a psych eval as well as a background investigation.
The problem is, I was hospitalized three times in a short amount of time 11 years ago for suicide attempts.
(I was a high school senior who didn’t have enough funding to pay for college despite a partial scholarship, our house was being foreclosed on, parents getting divorce, among other problems that kept getting worse and worse during the second half of my senior year that were resolved after I left home).
I ended up being diagnosed with bipolar for two months, but that got changed to major depressive disorder and was upheld since, I have been in full remission since 2009.
I got my discharge summaries from these stays to forward to the agency, and I see a few inaccuracies such as:
Discharge summary 1: “Patient has full scholarship to [university I never applied to, but is in the same state].”
[…] “Patient does not complain of hallucinations” (accurate)
Discharge summary 2: “Patient complains of auditory hallucinations” (inaccurate. I remember this particular psychiatrist calling me by another patient’s name.)
Discharge summary 3: “Patient does not complain of hallucinations” (accurate)
I have a therapist who I saw until recently who can uphold that I don’t have hallucinations are anything like that.
I’m not sure if this will make me out to look like a liar or not and whether or not it will impact my creditability.
I already know that because of these problems, it’s a very long shot for me anyway.