Mental Health Issue

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Good luck Jimbo

The rough rule of thumb to be passed fit for entry in ANY arm of the services is that you have to be clear of medication or treatment for any condition, (including any prescription drugs) for a set period of time & discharged from outpatient care, including physiotherapy and psychotherapy.

Hopefully this applies to you, if not the best advice is complete any treatment and then re-apply when fully recovered.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Lancecadetjimbo said:
Well, At the moment im not on any perscribed drug, or seeing any psychologists.

A boring answer unfortunately, but the only person qualified to give you a definitive answer is the Medical Officer who determines whether you are fit or otherwise- anything else is purely speculation.

Good luck. :thumright:
 

Lancecadetjimbo

Midshipman
Lol, Sorry about the shortness, To be honest, I Understand why this rule is in place, but sometimes its stopping people who want the dream, then you have people who dont really want to be there getting PTSD after coming home from a Tour in Afghanistan, I Think, The job is there too be done by a certain type of person, Being afraid is natural but coming home and being afraid to walk out your door is just stupid.. There are reasons for it, but this is also a problem.. Hmm, In my own oppinion i can't see myself in any other type of job.. lol
 

NZ_Bootneck

War Hero
I find your views on PTSD quite strange for someone who claims to have suffered mental health problems themselves.
Ever heard of empathy? Look it up in the dictionary and then perhaps reconsider your tactless remarks.
NZB
 

Lancecadetjimbo

Midshipman
To be honest Boot, I Have empathy, But it shouldnt get to the stage where they cant walk out there front door, Our military offers help for these types of things(Or at least should), You had people like mcnab and the rest of Bravo two zero goto iraq, and endure some horrific torture, And they came home pretty much as good as gold, Heard somewhere that one of the 5 who came home had something along the lines of mental illness, But thats being captured, and beaten every hour on the hour, I know it sounds bad, but in the end thats the job, if you cant deal with it, you shouldnt be doing it.

Also, i dont claim to have suffered mental illness, My Medical documents State that i had it, I Have given my view on it also, 'Snot nosed 14 year old who thought he knew it all', i dont claim to be a Manic depressent, Who would?, I'm simply trying to evaluate the situation and hopefully figure out how to join the marine commandos.
 

Don87

Lantern Swinger
You don't know a thing about what these people have been through. You haven't had to live through what they have and you don't know for shit that some came home "good as gold". So I would keep your comments belittling the people who suffer PTSD to yourself. These people are risking their lives on a daily basis, and need all the help and support they can get when it affects them on returning home.
Not 16 year olds saying how stupid they are.
 

NZ_Bootneck

War Hero
Lancecadetjimbo said:
To be honest Boot, I Have empathy, But it shouldnt get to the stage where they cant walk out there front door, Our military offers help for these types of things(Or at least should), You had people like mcnab and the rest of Bravo two zero goto iraq, and endure some horrific torture, And they came home pretty much as good as gold, Heard somewhere that one of the 5 who came home had something along the lines of mental illness, But thats being captured, and beaten every hour on the hour, I know it sounds bad, but in the end thats the job, if you cant deal with it, you shouldnt be doing it.

Also, i dont claim to have suffered mental illness, My Medical documents State that i had it, I Have given my view on it also, 'Snot nosed 14 year old who thought he knew it all', i dont claim to be a Manic depressent, Who would?, I'm simply trying to evaluate the situation and hopefully figure out how to join the marine commandos.
I wouldn't put too much credence on the Non-Fiction work of Mr McNab, several authors including members of his own patrol have cast doubt on his claims.
And your experience of stress is? Being turned down for the Army.
Hmm not quite the same as being under fire (Or even the constant threat of being in combat), patrolling for days with little rest or most stressful of all seeing your mates wounded or killed.
All of us deal with and can tolerate different levels of stress in different ways, eventually the level of stress will be too much and symptoms as you describe may occur, some are driven further and commit suicide.
If I were you I would be very careful of bandying about your ill informed and quite frankly juvenile opinions on a military website where people who have served and seen things that would probably turn you into a gibbering heap of sh!te, may see them.
I suggest you stand by for some deep and meaningfuls with some of the members when they read your pathetic comments.
NZB
 

Lancecadetjimbo

Midshipman
Don, if you were smart enough, you'd read that '2 Years ago i..' & '2 years previous to that i'. Which obviously makes me 18, Secondly yes i know what PTSD is as my father had it from the 1st gulf war, So yes im fully aware of what it does and how it originates in the mind, I Speak out of respect, and i also speak out of regret for people who have to overcome PTSD, Dont think that, I think its stupid, My oppinion on the matter was that it shouldnt go that far, and you've tried to turn it into something else.
 
Erm.... Straying off topic a bit: Autism shouldn't be classified as a psychiatric disorder because it isn't. It's an abnormality of mind - which is somewhat different. Would still be a bar to joining though, unless you had the mild version and didn't disclose it...
 

Lancecadetjimbo

Midshipman
Hey guys - Basically, Went down to mind today, And they've reffered me back to my GP to have him speak with Someone about the 'Community Mental Health Team', Apparently its these people who will be able to give me some sort of information, or if not give me a Psych test.
 

Lancecadetjimbo

Midshipman
thingy said:
Erm.... Straying off topic a bit: Autism shouldn't be classified as a psychiatric disorder because it isn't. It's an abnormality of mind - which is somewhat different. Would still be a bar to joining though, unless you had the mild version and didn't disclose it...

In theory its a bit of both, My mother works with Autistic people in a Private care home, Also, Was'nt it Hitler who had something like Minor autism?
 

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