Posted on Nov 11, 2019
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Basically, you finish your time and ETS honorably. Utilize that last year for SFLTAP and plan your way out. You'll be out of the Army sooner or later whether you like to or not, so it's a temporary issue. Don't use a permanent solution, like getting kicked out or going AWOL, to solve a temporary problem. Just focus on what you'll be doing after the Army and start preparing for that. It may be Afghanistan but you can still take classes to prepare yourself
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Yes I get what you're saying.The problem is I need to seek medical help as this is spiralling me into depression and things are not going to get better if I stay in
I don't know if medical help will alleviate my emotional distress as I have to come back to do the same stuff in army.It is kind of a loop that I feel I am trapped.
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SPC (Join to see) the issue isn't the Army, it's you. You need help and that's OK. We all need help at some point. Thankfully, the Army even provides help with great health insurance, if that's what you need.

Get the help you need. Chaplain is a good start even if you are non religious.

And yes, you will come back to do the same Army stuff. You will get paid a small amount and be offered the opportunity to have your food and housing paid for while you attend school and walk away without 40 years of student loan debt.
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I completely agree.Please don't get me wrong,I don't hate army and I don't have any problem with my leaderships.Actually it's me that I feel I am not useful to army and I don't deserve to be in army at all.I can't do my job because I m psychologically distressed and I will be nothing but burden to army
All I need is help at the moment and I will see what my chain of command has to say.
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SPC (Join to see) have you thought about reclassing to 25Q? Get the help you need and look in to it
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CMSgt Virgil Horsley
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Finishing one's contract and not reenlisting has great success
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LT Brad McInnis
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SPC (Join to see) Don't know what your situation is, but I will give you the same advice I gave sailors of mine that wanted out. Your absolute best option is to finish the contract you signed. If you get out earlier, and you get coded with something unfavorable, then your opportunities on the outside become more difficult. Just look at how many people here on RP are asking about getting back in with certain RE codes. Stick it out, and then you have many more options open to you.

If you have family issues that are precluding your from giving it your all, work with the base Chaplain to get a hardship discharge. There has to be a demonstrable need, and they are very good at getting the paperwork done. And no, you haven't had to see them before or even step foot in the chapel.

If you are having trouble with your chain of command which is driving your decision, then talk to the Senior Enlisted. Not sure what you call them in the Army. Sometimes, they can help if you are struggling.

Best of luck to you, and I hope you get the right answers.
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