Hi all....Just wondered if I could get some idea what am supposed to do. Am thinking about joining the TA in my home area of birmingham and have several units to choose from but am worried re the medical. Basically I had my first and only episode of depression last year, ie working shite hours in stressful job, best friend killed in road accident, split up with long term girlfriend, moved house changed job and and some other stuff i wont bore you with. After all that I was mentally and physically exhausted . Had some meds for a few months, spoke to a counsellor and got everything off my chest and sorted and am back to my old self. I rang up some of the west mids area TA centres anonymously and told them that I'd had depression briefly but was fine now and would this stop me joining? The response I got was if you're ok then dont worry and nobody need know. I asked if my GP would be contacted by the army or if I would have to go and see my GP to get him to sign something and all they said was it was a self completed questionnaire and my GP would only be contacted if I disclosed something which needed looking into. My dielemma is I really want to join but dont want to lie as am an honest person and also have the embarrassment of getting caught out. Equally I dont want to disclose it if it s gonna cause problems unneccessarily and I felt the TA people I spoke too were almost encouraging me not to disclose it saying it would be ok if I didnt say anything. Just dont know what to do. Can someone give me a definitive answer please???