A 34-year-old member asked:
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does the army let people in with a suicide attempt on their medical records?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not with an attempt: Military standard: 'history of suicidal behavior, including gesture(s) or attempt (s) (300.9) , or history of self-mutilation, is disqualifying'.
Answered on Jun 24, 2015
Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Likely not: A serious suicide attempt can be indicative of major depression, which, if diagnosed can be a major impediment to being allowed to serve.
Answered on Feb 26, 2015

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