I did a search and could not find anything like this, so I figured I would try to start a thread. Depression is extremely prevalent in the United States. I wanted to find out your thoughts on depression in EMS because mental health is a big part of health. Three questions: 1) How prevalent is depression among EMS personel? Do you think it is higher or lower than the general population and why? 2) Do you have any direct experience with depression in EMS? This could be with a partner who struggled with depression, a friend in EMS, or even yourself. What did you do (if anything) to try to help them. 3) At what point should a EMS provider remove themselves from the field because of depression, and when should they consider returning?