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Question About Medical Section
Last Post 27 Aug 2020 06:48 PM by CPORJM. 2 Replies.
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27 Aug 2020 10:02 AM

    I am a 29 year old college grad with 6 years work experience and it's always been a dream of mine to join the coast guard. While filling out the application in the medical section the one question is: Please list any current or past* medical conditions (such as surgeries, broken bones, conditions (including mental health) that required or require medication. *For past conditions, please estimate date of occurrence) 


    The part that I have a question about is the past mental health. While in college (approximately 7 years ago) I was sexually assaulted by someone I knew. I never reported it (I know shame on me) and had a difficult time dealing with it. I went tech-dark one day and as a result my friends called a hotline which dispatched the police to show up and check on my well being. They determined I was fine. On the advice of those around me I self-admitted to a hospital for a quick mental time out. By law I was held for 48hours and then released on my own recognizance. I was never diagnosed with anything that I am aware of, they did give me an antidepressant and I took it for maximum 6 months if not less, then took myself off of it. I have not been treated nor have taken any medication since this isolated incident .


    Would this be something I would have to put under this question? Does the 7year rule kick in? Is this something I should even mention considering I was not diagnosed and was a one time voluntary incident?

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    27 Aug 2020 02:30 PM
    If there is documentation, a prescription or a record of your experience then you should disclose that to your recruiter. The Coast Guard will then decide if it warrants further scrutiny.
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    27 Aug 2020 06:48 PM
    Posted By jdhusker on 27 Aug 2020 03:30 PM
    If there is documentation, a prescription or a record of your experience then you should disclose that to your recruiter. The Coast Guard will then decide if it warrants further scrutiny.

    Exactly.  If you knowingly omit a material fact relating to your medical, financial, or criminal history on your enlistment paperwork, you're potentially guilty of fraudulent enlistment.  Just be up front with everything
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