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  • xynder
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    Last edited by xynder; 01-17-2009, 07:05 PM.

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  • 45acp
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    Thanks Puffy.

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  • Puffy6460
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    45,

    If your situation is as you have described it, I would be more worried about a cloudy day. Law enforcement agencies are more concerned with the liability of giving a service weapon to someone who has a mental health history consisting of unstability or desires of hurting ones self or others.

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    Puffy

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  • 45acp
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    Thanks irishlad, that definatly puts my mind at ease some.

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  • irishlad2nv
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    Probably not. I mean thats why you see a shrink during the process and believe me I know of a ton of teens these days that their parents get them to take anti-depressants. You should be ok as long as you are honest and everybody will assist you to their best they can in here. Hope this helps some.

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  • 45acp
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    Anti-depressants

    On another thread it was mentioned that depression could be a serious problem in getting hired This causes me concern as I was perscribed anti-depressants when I was a senior in high school. Basically I got dumped by my girlfriend and my mom decided that I was depressed and brought me to a doctor. The doctor (not a shrink) gave me a depression test and based on my answers, decided that I was not really depressed, just "in a funk" (his words) but he perscribed me anti-depressants anyway. After being on the medication for about a year and a half I told my doctor to take me off of them. Now it's a year and a half later and I am very happy in life. From what I have learned in my psychology classes I doubt that I was ever depressed and I wouldn't have any problem passing a psyc exam now. I am planning on applying to several medium sized police departments within the next month or so. How much will my mental health history hold me back?

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