"I have a friend .....as soon as their...they dont ....not to want to employ them....shame as they would i'm sure be a valued member " ??
How many are we talking about? (I wouldn't dream of asking if a 'split-personality' was involved!).
But, seriously, mental illness has a stigma because the term covers such a wide variety of levels, from mild depression to dangerously unstable. One can only hope eventually an employer can be found who does understand the particular case.