Can I join a government agency, such as NCIS, FBI, DEA, ICE, if I have a mental illness.
Ever since I was kid I wanted to work in law enforcement, but as I got older I noticed I was different. When I turned 18 I was diagnosed as bi-polar depression type 1. I then considered myself as not being able to work in those fields, due to the stigma against mental illnes but over time as I switched my majors, I noticed I was not happy with them and realized I wanted to work in law enforcement. For the last two years since I was diagnosed I have been under control with no major episodes of mania or depression. Though I know I can not be cured I know I can manage it. So my guestion really is, can I work for goverment agency with this bpd if it is managed? Or am I just waiting my time with a pipe dream? Also what should I major in to become a government agent, I was considering maybe criminal justice with a minor in psych or criminology with a minor in criminal justice or vise versa. Tanks for reading this ridiculously long "summary".