Bad day last week

judoman117

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I was in the middle of class last week and had a flashback. I was able to control my emotions but my instructor noticed that something was wrong because I failed a test. Luckily I was able to retake. I'm worried about being seen as a liability because of this. I love my country and I am thankful to be able to serve. Can anyone here help me out? I'm afraid that if I go to mental health that they'll red flag me a d reccomend me for separation.
 
have you had a formal PTSD diagnosis? (whether from the military or abuse??) If so, then ADA Reasonable Accommodations (extended time for test taking, separate setting - away from distractions that may be triggering) may come into play - not sure how that would work in a Military Classroom, though.
 

draco

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Judoman117,

I have been active duty navy for the last 18 years and was diagnosed with PTSD related to CSA and MST. I have been to mental health and I have been on limited duty. My advice is don’t be afraid to get help. There are some really good programs in the military. When you go just make it clear you want to stay active and they will work with you to get you the right level of treatment and help you on the path to stability with little to no impact to your career.
 
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