Welcome, I understand that your situation its a bit tricky. You must understand that it is better to be prudent and discreet about speaking the truth about your emotional health, as it would not go too well since the employer is looking at investing money on you not just for delivering work but also on your good moods, attitude, enthusiasm, emotional wellness and stability, social and interpersonal relationship skills , self management abilities and good health that are so vital these days in a working scenario. In fact, employers nowadays are focusing more on the emotional quotient, social and self management skills in their prospective employees. Sometimes, instead of being honest, it is more appropriate to be smart . Honesty is the best policy, but smartness is needed under some circumstances too. A 3 year break will be difficult to explain, but you can try considering saying that you took a sabbatical leave to finish higher studies and due to some family situations, you could not do finish. You have to show assertiveness and instill confidence and prepare your communication skills impressively, so that you give the impression that 3 years of absence have not taken away your enthusiasm, knowledge, interest, intention or pro activeness. You must comparatively evaluate and update your abilities with the other fresh guys who will be around. Your knowledge must flow fluently to impress the confidence and reliability on the employers, and justify the investment. Appearance , behaviour and conversations must be impeccable and immaculate. You are coming out of hibernation. Your energy must be positive and effective,and show that you are in no way undermined in your resoursefulness,proactiveness and enthusiasm ,and ready to jump in . Look, there is no need to dwell on the past, just focus on the solutions that will renew and resurrect your life. Look for the changes in the future, how you want to shape it, what all you want to do. The past only teaches you the lessons needed for handling the present and planning the grand future. Let go all self imposed or self inflicting limits, beliefs and assumptions. You are now on the threshold of rebooting and refreshing your life and coming alive again. So prepare, get ready, dont indulge in any self deprecating thoughts, be assertive and confident. Bring that smile, laughter, fun and sense of humour. Why take things too seriously? Focus only on the solutions, start evolving. You have all the resources within you- unused , untapped and unleashed. Tune into your own abundance, there's all that you need in plenty. Good luck, you never know what you can do until you try. Let go, bounce back, move on. ALL THE BEST!!