I realise that I may be opening a bag of worms but, PTSD and GWS are often mentioned when it comes to ex-servicemen and women, however depression is not. I realise that for many it is seen as a sign of weakness, but it is very real and affects many more people than either of the forementioned, whether ex-forces or not. Having suffered from this from an early age I was just wondering what the military's stand point on this is now. After having a breakdown in '94 I was simply SNLR'd and that was that. It wasn't until 2002 that I was diagnosed with depression. My doctor was a great help, putting me on medication and arranging for me to see a psychiatric nurse (which was the geatest help). I wouldn't go so far as to say I'm "cured", but I can handle any situation that comes my way now. I even did a college access course just to get my mind "exercised", and was accepted for a degree course at Cambridge Uni (had to get back to work though.) I'm also no longer on medication. I would like to hear of anyone who has had a simular experiance to mine and also how the Army in particular deal with depression these days.