So this is a bit of a touchy subject.
Does being committed to a mental hospital at any point (for the record, it was a period of less than a week over six years ago) disqualify one for service, officially or otherwise? I'm in the process of filling out an application and although my health in general and my legal record are spotless, I do have this major red flag in my mental health history. It seems a bit more serious than just depression and therapy, which lots of people go through, but I have been therapy-free since mid-2003, with the exception of a couple sessions right after I started college and had difficulty adjusting.
I don't want to go through this whole process only to discover I'm ineligible (and I'll be disappointed if I am, since I see this as an important part of my career path, not to mention a unique life experience). If I'm able to locate the psychiatrist I was seeing at the time, is there anything she can do on my behalf?