You are correct in the fact that having something bad happen or losing control doesn't define a person by any means, but it speaks volumes to their mental, emotional and/or psychological state at the time. I believe these older and experienced guys/ladies have been around the block a few times and know the pressures and demands that come with PA school to say the least. The fact that he/she gotten off of their meds for depression and anxiety and quit seeing their therapist, had too much to drink and was threatening to hurt themselves is a huge red flag and speaks to the lack of sound judgment and decision making, and please know that I am in no way judging or criticizing by saying this. I am merely pointing out that if these things are happening weeks before school starts imagine what will happen under the tremendous pressures of a rigorous PA program. I wish BB22981 the very best personally and professionally, but I do believe they need to be 100% stable for everyone's sake before starting a program.