A 31-year-old member asked:
Can i get in the military with with a suicidal ideation on my medical record?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Doubtful - but that: Doesn't mean a 100% no go. Was it part of a brief issue that completely resolved? Just suicidal ideation or more? "history of suicidal behavior, including gesture(s) or attempt (s) (300.9) , or history of self-mutilation, is disqualifying." per standards. Regardless, you will need a current comprehensive psychiatric evaluation with clean bill of health to even be considered for a waiver.
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Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
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.
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Last updated Feb 26, 2015
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