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Self Harm If you or someone you know is struggling with self harm and needs advice or alternatives, we're here to help.

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Self Harm and the Air Force - September 14th 2012, 07:20 PM

I didn't know if I should put this here or under education and careers or somewhere else.

I've been going through the process of getting into the Air Force for a few months now. I made it through MEPS the first time and I've sworn in (the first time) as well with no problems.
The problem is that I used to self harm. I recently read online that if you've ever self harmed you're pretty much out forever. It doesn't matter if it was old and you're all right now you're out. I lied about my self harm when I went through and because I don't have any really bad scars, I suppose, I got through easily.

I'm really scared that when I get in they'll find out somehow that I lied and I'll be dishonorably discharged and forced to pay back all the money. Also, I don't believe cutting every now and then is a big deal and I know if I ever feel like doing it again I will. I'm supposed to leave in November for my second swear in and leaving for basic.

I have no idea what to do. Has anyone else ever been in a situation like this? What would you do?


   
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Re: Self Harm and the Air Force - September 14th 2012, 07:58 PM

One of my coworkers was in the Army, and used to self harm. I've never heard of them being able to do anything about it.
   
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Re: Self Harm and the Air Force - September 16th 2012, 04:32 AM

Ah, that would be a relief if they couldn't. A lot of people (on the internet anyway) have said that if you ever have it's an automatic DQ because they don't know why you did and so they don't know if you'll do it again. I'm just afraid that since I got through if I do again they'll catch on and I'll be in trouble.


   
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Re: Self Harm and the Air Force - September 16th 2012, 08:38 AM

You could always use foundation or some makeup to cover the faint scars. My friend admitted to me she does that so no one at school sees. You could always try something like that.

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Re: Self Harm and the Air Force - September 16th 2012, 06:27 PM

I could try that. I wouldn't need it all the time either. Thanks for the suggestion. (:


   
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Re: Self Harm and the Air Force - September 17th 2012, 08:21 AM

As long as you don't see it as a problem in the future -- they won't do anything about it. I had a history too, but I simply told them no. Remember, this isn't a matter about your health, but your job. This isn't like lying about a Criminal offense.

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Re: Self Harm and the Air Force - September 18th 2012, 08:41 PM

You also have to think about this: Self-harm is considered a mental disorder, and they could most certainly kick you out for that. As long as you don't continue, lie about ever doing it in the first place (my bf is in the Air Force and has had to lie about allergies and medical problems, too), and try to keep the scars hidden, you should be okay.


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Re: Self Harm and the Air Force - September 27th 2012, 04:14 AM

Sorry this is so delayed but thank you for the answers. I feel a bit better about it.


   
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