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DOD Policy Guidance on Depression

Military Standards


Service-specific Guidance

  • Navy Leader’s Guide to Managing Sailors in Distress
    A site to help leaders recognize distress related behaviors, provide support to sailors within the unit, and collaborate with Navy helping agencies to meet the needs of distressed individuals; includes a specific page related to depression
  • OPNAVINST 3591.1F Small Arms Training and Qualification
    Navy policy that notes that weapons and/or ammunition shall not be issued to any individual with a psychiatric diagnosis for which medication is necessary, unless recommended for a waiver and reflects that psychiatric conditions requiring medications with a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) that are determined to be stable shall normally be recommended for a waiver

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Last Updated: May 29, 2024
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