Mentioned suicide attempt before I joined to BH

Discussion in 'PTSD and Mental Health Conditions' started by RW3, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. RW3

    RW3 Registered Member

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    I went to behavioral health a few years ago and talked about how I had a suicide attempt before I joined the military. I also mentioned some medications I had been on. I never disclosed any of this when I joined. I currently see BH now for depression. How will that affect my rating getting out? Is this something I should be honest with my PEBLO about?

    I have an MEB coming up for cancer metastasizing, which I had before I joined and did disclose. Since I don't have 8 years in it's sounding like I won't receive any ratings for it.
     
  2. tony292

    tony292 PEB Forum Veteran

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    First go to the records office of your clinic and see what they wrote in your ALTHA notes. If they didnt write it down then I wouldn't mention it
     
  3. RW3

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    It's in there. I've seen different BH providers and they have asked about it on the first appointment.
     
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    Your best bet is to be honest, but just limit what you say. Only tell them what they ask.
     
  5. chaplaincharlie

    chaplaincharlie PEB Forum Veteran Registered Member

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    Be honest! When providers know you are being dishonest they tend to think you are exaggerating your conditions in order to get "undeserved benefits." A condition that Existed Prior To Service does no in itself make you ineligible for benefits. Any condition exacerbated by service, even though it EPTS is still eligible for compensation. You may want to retain counsel because your case will likely be more complex.
     

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