Hello, This may be along one so get a cup of tea before you start reading! I started my application to join up last Ocober, I received a rejection letter due to 2 episodes of self harm when I was 12 and 13, both we're overerdoses due to me getting beaten senseless by my mums loser boyfriend, neither time did i want to die, I just wanted him to stop and at that age you dont really know how to deal with these things. Anyway I have written letters to the army medical guy and have had an independant psychiatric review, I tried to get as much info to them as possible to support my case. I have just received a letter back saying that in my case they think it looks absolute, however they dont have all my medical records. They have included a consent form I need to sign to get these released and also a form authorising the occupational medical dept to discuss my med history with me or refer me to a sevice approved medical specialist. I am quite hopeful as I know I am fine have been ever since my mum left the guy and also as an adult I know I can deal with anything, many times I have had bad peridods in my life and just got on with it. Things are very different when you are a young child and so I am sure I can get my rejection turned over. I just wanted to know If anyway had experinced something similar and has managed to get through and join up? There are so many threads on here from ppl asking if there problems will stop them getting in but I cant really find any of success stories.. Also If anyone has managed to get through, how did you do it? I have been in the ''process'' for a year now and my desire to join is still as as strong. Never quit!