Hi guys, I'm hoping someone can give me some advice. I applied to join the army earlier this year and today got a rejection letter on the basis of having a history of depression which did include self-harm. I can fully appreciate why the Army might have a problem with recruiting people with my kind of medical history (particularly after all the criticism they got over Deepcut, etc) but this was all back in 1998/1999 when I was a teenager (I'm now 24) and is now just a distant and slightly embarrasing memory. I really am nothing like the kind of person I was when I was 17 and I know for sure that I would never go back to any kind of self-harming. I'm still really keen on joining up and even though I knew there was a possibility this could happen I'm pretty gutted that something which happened over 6 years ago looks like it might act as a permanent bar to me ever joining the forces. I would really appreciate any advice anyone has on this. I guess I have nothing to lose by appealing but am I in with a real chance or do I need to seriously start thinking about a different career?