any advice?

#1
4 years ago, when i was only 14 (!) i have on my medical records that i did partake inone episode of self harm. This is true, and came just after my younger brother was diagnosed autistic and my family was under a lot of pressure, as the result of getting drunk for the first time.

4 years on and a month ago i was prescribed 4 weeks worth of 20mg citralopram, an anti-depressant. I only took this for a week before my GP deemed that I was perfectly fine, and that my new regime of exercise in light of my army application and the new focus i had on my life have left me more mentally stable and focused than many other people she had filled in medical forms for. Although these tablets take 3 - 4 weeks to actually take any effect the doctor said i was in such a good mental state that there was no point carrying them on.

In the time between the two incidents i have suffered the loss of a long term relationship, a job, i had quit another job due to bullying, my other brother got diagnosed as autistic, my cieling fell in, my grandma broke her hip, my mam had another baby, my ex boyfriend sent me abusive messages via text and the internet, my dad who abandoned us when i was three got in touch and i had an abortion. Through all of this I haven't self harmed, and was only prescribed the anti depressants because i wasn;t sleeping properly.

How badly will this affect my application? I got 77 in my BARB test and I have good GCSEs, I am studying for my Maths Mechanics and Further Maths A Levels at the minute. Will I be deffered or just plain out refused?
 
#2
read all the other threads on self harm/ anti depressants/stress etc etc.
 
#4
I was deferred because I had a consultation headed as stress related. On appeal I won with my doctors backing.

Whoever assessed my medical report took the consulatations literally without asking for any further info!?

The guidlines (so stated in my deferral letter) are clear of all symptoms and/or treatment for 2 years. I was lucky as I had been perscribed Citalopram in 2005 which left me clear of the guidlines.

Obviously everyone is different. You may get deferred but you can appeal and if your doctor backs you then you maybe lucky?
 
#6
soldiertobe said:
I was deferred because I had a consultation headed as stress related. On appeal I won with my doctors backing.

Whoever assessed my medical report took the consulatations literally without asking for any further info!?

The guidlines (so stated in my deferral letter) are clear of all symptoms and/or treatment for 2 years. I was lucky as I had been perscribed Citalopram in 2005 which left me clear of the guidlines.

Obviously everyone is different. You may get deferred but you can appeal and if your doctor backs you then you maybe lucky?
I was recently rejected because of a supposed history of anxiety issues, it was a minor entry in jan 2003 when i was studying for a level exams, and mentions in my notes that i was feeling tired and run down because i was choosing not to sleep as opposed to having difficulty sleeping, i hope my appeal comes through ok.
 
#7
geordie_g said:
soldiertobe said:
I was deferred because I had a consultation headed as stress related. On appeal I won with my doctors backing.

Whoever assessed my medical report took the consulatations literally without asking for any further info!?

The guidlines (so stated in my deferral letter) are clear of all symptoms and/or treatment for 2 years. I was lucky as I had been perscribed Citalopram in 2005 which left me clear of the guidlines.

Obviously everyone is different. You may get deferred but you can appeal and if your doctor backs you then you maybe lucky?
I was recently rejected because of a supposed history of anxiety issues, it was a minor entry in jan 2003 when i was studying for a level exams, and mentions in my notes that i was feeling tired and run down because i was choosing not to sleep as opposed to having difficulty sleeping, i hope my appeal comes through ok.

good luck :D
 
#8
Well the relevant points in my medical records were highlighted with a nice orange highlighter this morning, though i did index the contents of the records, i included everything post 2002 incase they wanted to have a browse around (i dont go to the doctors much so not much paper) did a nice covering letter.

Stapled it all together

And bodged it in the Royal Mail next day delivery envelope, and away it went, there it will be at Glencorse by 1pm tomorrow, otherwise the kind fellows at work who paid for it, will get their money back.
 
#11
geordie_g said:
Proper_job said:
printed out your picture and banged one out. cheers.
Any chance of a bigger one?
you want PJ to bang one out for you, but bigger???? it takes all sorts I suppose.
 
#16
From what I hear hun, self-harmers is a no-go for any military/civil service however by all means appeal I hope you get in, but I looked at your photobucket and damn! your too hot for playboy let alone the army ;)
 
#17
Only advice I would give is don't pose nude on the net.I am surprised that the usual suspects haven't appeared on this thread yet.Don't they realise there are naked pics to be seen? Oh and as an aside , did your girlfriend leave you before or after you starting posing nude on the net?
 
#19
hayley_90 said:
well try http://s182.photobucket.com/albums/x197/Hayley_Swallow/Me/ you'll have to pm me for the password tho
And the moral of this story, is that if you think that you have password protected your files, make sure that you are right!

PS the OTT Black masking is compliments of my good nature!!!!!!

If you really want to join the Army watch your Persec- let this be a lesson, there are people out there that will kill you!

 
#20
hayley_90 said:
i have suffered the loss of a long term relationship, a job, i had quit another job due to bullying, my other brother got diagnosed as autistic, my cieling fell in, my grandma broke her hip, my mam had another baby, my ex boyfriend sent me abusive messages via text and the internet, my dad who abandoned us when i was three got in touch and i had an abortion.
Yer a fcuking jinx (and a bit of a slut by the look of the pics)

Wouldn't want you next to me in a shell scrape, I'd probably get hit by the last part of SkyLab that everyone had forgotten about.

Nice bod though, you'd do well in the singlies block.
 

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