I’m an AIT soldier currently, and I’ve been diagnosed with depression 9 months prior to joining the service, I was on my antidepressant up until two weeks prior to MEPS, (I lied through my teeth about my depression) I got to Basic Training, and all the progress I made just completely floundered. I pushed through and got through Basic, but now that I am more alone and stressed, my suicidal ideation and depression have gotten to what feels like insurmountable odds. I genuinely feel that I can’t succeed in the military; I would rather discharge within AIT than continue on to my first unit and continue to be a detriment to my fellow soldiers.
You're probably looking at a discharge for fraudulent enlistment, rather than a discharge for your psychiatric condition. If you're having mental health issues, you should be seek treatment and stop lying.
I agree you're likely to get discharged for fraudulent enlistment by misrepresenting your mental health history. You need to get to a behavioral health specialist ASAP and resume your medication. Then you should seek advice from a defense counsel.
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This sounds like a complex situation and you should speak with a military law attorney or a legal assistance attorney. You could be administratively separated with a derogatory discharge and lose benefits. You could also receive administrative punishment. In addition, as you point out, you may also negatively affect fellow Soldiers and the mission.
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