Joining TA

#1
Hello, im new here and was hoping if somebody can help with a question i have. Over 2 years ago i suffered from depression and self harmed but have not done it since as im all sorted out now. I would really like to join the TA and was wondering if anybody can tell me if this will go against me? stop me getting in?

Thanks in advance
 

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#2
re title of this thread - Joing?

Best bet is to go into the TAC and ask. There could well indeed be a question mark over you, but if you have been "normal" for two years without medication etc, you might be ok.
 
#3
digitalxspace said:
Hello, im new here and was hoping if somebody can help with a question i have. Over 2 years ago i suffered from depression and self harmed but have not done it since as im all sorted out now. I would really like to join the TA and was wondering if anybody can tell me if this will go against me? stop me getting in?

Thanks in advance
Either i'm suffering from a bought of premonition, or this looks vaguely familiar! Wasn't this the subject of another thread?
 
#4
digitalxspace said:
Hello, im new here and was hoping if somebody can help with a question i have. Over 2 years ago i suffered from depression and self harmed but have not done it since as im all sorted out now. I would really like to join the TA and was wondering if anybody can tell me if this will go against me? stop me getting in?

Thanks in advance
They'll welcome you with open arms.................as long as you don't open yours................wouldn't want claret going everywhere now would they?
 
#6
chris answered you in the second post. Pop into the local TAC and ask them. I wouldn't hold out much hope though, we tend to play with dangerous stuff like guns, not good in the hands of a self harmer I'd say.
 
#7
digitalxspace said:
Whats the point in a reply when your just going to be like that and not even answer the question!
Well, it made me pi$$ myself laughing,
 
#8
At least chris gave a valid answer unlike the others. Like i said if you read the post properly it was OVER 2 years ago so i am no longer a self harmer. If nobody knows the answer then dont reply and leave it to others who do know the answer. Posting like some of the above is pointless, childish and moves onto bullying when done further and i would say there is no room in the army for that! Lets just keep to the point and be civil, all i want is advice on this. Seem to get better replys and more understanding in the regs thread.
 
#9
digitalxspace said:
At least chris gave a valid answer unlike the others. Like i said if you read the post properly it was OVER 2 years ago so i am no longer a self harmer. If nobody knows the answer then dont reply and leave it to others who do know the answer. Posting like some of the above is pointless, childish and moves onto bullying when done further and i would say there is no room in the army for that! Lets just keep to the point and be civil, all i want is advice on this. Seem to get better replys and more understanding in the regs thread.
Now now, put your dummy back in. It's called banter and if you get this upset on the tinternet then your probably not out of the woods yet...

It's all one army TA and regs will have the same entrance standards, if the regs say no then the TA will probably say no.
 
#10
I could be really childish and say some along the lines of "Oh fcuk off and kill yourself" but then you probably would.

By the way, did the sharp, cold, sting of the razor cutting into your flesh give you wood?

It's funny you know; the thought of you spilling blood actually makes blood flow to my penis.
 
#12
indifferent said:
no offence mate but id rather not have to worry about somone with your problems/mental state when the s*** hits the fan..
Im not taking offence mate but like i said it was 2 years ago. I dont suffer from any form of mental illness now, if anything im just as normal as you lot and im stronger in myself from it now. I think ill just ask at the TAC. Thanks to all who have answered my question and gave your view.
 
#14
No, you won't be able to join.
You'll be awarded M8, or S8 (I forget which one) on your PULHEEMS.
 
#15
chrisg46 said:
re title of this thread - Joing?

Best bet is to go into the TAC and ask. There could well indeed be a question mark over you, but if you have been "normal" for two years without medication etc, you might be ok.
You should be ok. Good luck anyway!
 
#16
Visible signs? As in, do you have scars all over yourself that you couldn't pass off as accidents? If you've got a maze of scars that looks obvious you've done it... Good luck is all I'll say...
 
#17
willdawe said:
chrisg46 said:
re title of this thread - Joing?

Best bet is to go into the TAC and ask. There could well indeed be a question mark over you, but if you have been "normal" for two years without medication etc, you might be ok.
You should be ok. Good luck anyway!
Sorry, but don't give people false hope.
Have a look at JSP 346. It's all laid out. If it's been updated since I last saw it, then I apologise, but I'm 99.9% sure that this is the case.
 
#18
Macks said:
willdawe said:
chrisg46 said:
re title of this thread - Joing?

Best bet is to go into the TAC and ask. There could well indeed be a question mark over you, but if you have been "normal" for two years without medication etc, you might be ok.
You should be ok. Good luck anyway!
Sorry, but don't give people false hope.
Have a look at JSP 346. It's all laid out. If it's been updated since I last saw it, then I apologise, but I'm 99.9% sure that this is the case.
Whats this JSP 346, did a search and didnt find anything useful. Any chance of a link please so i can look it up?
 
#19
JSP 346 is a mil doc, you shouldn't/wont be able to look it up.
 
#20
Don't think a link to JSP's will work outside of forces networks i'm afraid. Your best bet, seriously, is to just go down to your local TA centre and get a straight up opinion from the staff there. You'll probably have to go see the Doc and put up with the whole nine yards.

In the current climate though i would not hold out hope. Bare in mind they'll have to trust you with a weapon in stressful environments, and on Ops (bare in mind i'm RAF, Ops are no where near as harsh as they are for my Army bretheren) even the most sane people start to sink into a pit of self pity. We have enough suicides to cope with as is. Wish you luck whatever.
 

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