Posted on Jul 13, 2020
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To keep things short, lately I’ve been struggling with mental health. I’ve been having consistent thoughts of suicide and harming myself. I feel like the safest thing for me would be to admit myself but I’m scared that would ruin my career in the military. I’m in the national guard and don’t plan on re enlisting but I don’t want to destroy it or be discharged. If I get discharged for mental heath would it be dishonorable?
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SSG Product Manager
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Hi Aiyime,
It sounds like you’re having a hard time right now. We encourage you to check out this page to get connected to professional online support & in-person resources near you.

https://www.rallypoint.com/emergency-support
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SSG Instructor
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Nothing negative can occur from seeking behavioral health help. As someone who has been to BH and sought the help I needed, I am doing better than ever. I can tell you from experience, your career will not be negatively impacted. I would refer you to my Command Post about this topic. https://www.rallypoint.com/command-post/are-you-doing-enough-to-ensure-your-mental-behavioral-health-is-being-adequately-maintained
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CPT David Gowel
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Aiyime- I'm sorry to hear you are feeling this way. I think your instinct to reach out for help is the right one and you should follow that instinct. There are professionals that work with people feeling similar to what you describe and I bet you'll feel much better when you have them on your team.
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