I’ve read that some Mariners use prescription anti-depressants and are still issued their MMC.
So clinical depression mitigated by Medication is okay?
What about Bipolar?
[Tough one] What about Suicide Ideation?
Suicide Ideation can go hand in hand with clinical depression. Is this an automatic disqualification or can a waiver be acceptable for this as well? USCG offers prevention programs and having an honest discussion. USCG active duty suicide attempt would mean automatic separation. Not sure how things work on the Merchant Marine side of the house.