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Msn  
#1 Posted : Saturday, August 27, 2022 5:01:26 PM(UTC)
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I’m a college student and pilot hoping to fly for the DEA or CBP, however I was hospitalized for depression and suicidal ideation (no attempt) as a minor although I have been taken off medication as my psychiatrist believed I was healed from what I was going through at the time. It’s been 3 years since I took any medication for depression but am concerned that the if I disclose the information to the agency which I am applying for, it will be immediately disqualifying. I am completely healthy now and haven’t had depression in years, even under stress, with my psychologist from the time backing me up. Any advice on if this is a deal breaker for my application (I’m planning on being completely honest). Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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#2 Posted : Sunday, August 28, 2022 5:24:18 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Msn Go to Quoted Post
I’m a college student and pilot hoping to fly for the DEA or CBP, however I was hospitalized for depression and suicidal ideation (no attempt) as a minor although I have been taken off medication as my psychiatrist believed I was healed from what I was going through at the time. It’s been 3 years since I took any medication for depression but am concerned that the if I disclose the information to the agency which I am applying for, it will be immediately disqualifying. I am completely healthy now and haven’t had depression in years, even under stress, with my psychologist from the time backing me up. Any advice on if this is a deal breaker for my application (I’m planning on being completely honest). Any advice is greatly appreciated.


I hope that these articles can be of help:

https://review42.com/res...und-check-disqualifiers/

https://www.fedweek.com/...ng-a-security-clearance/

https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf86.pdf

Honest is the best policy some questions tend to have a time frame answer those accordingly. Good Luck!!
GSBS  
#3 Posted : Monday, August 29, 2022 12:20:30 AM(UTC)
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Usually the check for psychological issues needs to be listed for at least 7 years. Why not get some commercial flying time in, while exploring this line of work with the federal government. What about some military service?
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#4 Posted : Monday, August 29, 2022 9:11:05 AM(UTC)

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Originally Posted by: Msn Go to Quoted Post
I’m a college student and pilot hoping to fly for the DEA or CBP, however I was hospitalized for depression and suicidal ideation (no attempt) as a minor although I have been taken off medication as my psychiatrist believed I was healed from what I was going through at the time. It’s been 3 years since I took any medication for depression but am concerned that the if I disclose the information to the agency which I am applying for, it will be immediately disqualifying. I am completely healthy now and haven’t had depression in years, even under stress, with my psychologist from the time backing me up. Any advice on if this is a deal breaker for my application (I’m planning on being completely honest). Any advice is greatly appreciated.


An alternate place is forest service and wildfire fighting. I don’t know if their planes match what you fly. They might nit flag the mental health.

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