This is a message from the online army careers office: I am sorry but we are not able to answer medical questions. The best way to get an answer is to write a letter giving details of any medical problem and take it in a sealed envelope to your local Army careers office. The recruiters there can then send it to the SO2 MED or the RSC Medical Officer for an answer.
Boy has just applied to join, sat his BARB test yesterday in fact. On the "Application Form Information and Guidance Booklet" he was given, which I have in front of me, it doesn't list self harm under the unsuitable conditions which make someone permanently unsuitable for entry into the Services.
So hopefully you have in fact been deferred and can re-apply in a while.
Any history of self harm is reason for rejection or deferral. The Dr at selection will base the decision on the information provided by your GP. If you have been deferred the letter you get from the ADSC may give a time frame in which you can re apply. If not I suggest that you try again in 6 â 9 months.
The Online team are not allowed to give medical responses as they are not qualified medics. The above is from past experience with dealing with this problem. And because this is not an official Army site.