New Member
Feb 9, 2018
I had an over-the-phone interview with a recruiter for the AF National Guard and I said yes to having taken medication, and he said it was a disqualifying factor. He continued with if I want to move forward, then we will, or I can think about it and call back. He also said I would have to continue to say what I put on paper for the rest of my military career, and if I don’t, then it will become fraudulent.
When I was 13, I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression, and i took medication for about 4 months back in 7th grade. I also was taken out of school and placed in a homeschool program for my 2nd semester of 7th grade, all of 8th grade, and my 2nd semester of 9th grade.
I am 18 now, about to graduate in less than 4 months, and want to join, but that’s the only thing holding me back from moving forward. I don’t act how I did when I was a squirmy, confused pre-teen. I was scared and immature, but now I carry myself like an adult. I grew up and I act completely different from the past. I don’t know what to do honestly at this point.
Should I get re-evaluated by a psychologist? Is it worth investing my time in? I haven’t applied for colleges because I planned on joining National Guard. What do I do?