So i will start by saying that I was just promoted to SFC and put into the PSG position. I was happy with that. Within a week I was filling in as 1SG for three weeks. I quickly realized I was in for a lot that I was not prepared for but did my best. I received a coin from the BC. Around 3-4 months I started to drink more and sleep less. After another month my soldiers started commenting on my stress level and my appearance. By this time I had lost around 10 pounds without PT. Internal thoughts started to really drag me down more and more. I eventually had a few long talks with 1SG. Bottom line was if you need help ask for it. Tried the macho thing at first, wasn't working. At this point my work was starting to really take a nose dive. I noticed that I was spiraling down but I didn't want to take my platoon with me. I told the 1SG my thoughts, I didn't want to leaving the company hanging but I didn't want to drag the platoon down with me. By this point I had broken down and went to the doctors (10 pounds lighter again) and diagnosed with depression. So after some more talking I decided that I needed to step down for awhile to fix myself. The commander did not like this (took it as some sort of personal affront)wanted to give a relief NCOER but ended up giving me a 4/4. Citing basically my downward work performance. Now obviously I medical records during this time frame that I was going through depression. And the guy who replaced me is going through exactly the same situations that I did and having the same thoughts. What I am wondering is, with the QMP, would I have a chance to fight this if I came up on the short list? I am about to receive my first NCOER since this happened, so far talking with my rater it will definitely be better than a 4/4.