Menal Health Work Expectations

jhb2582

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So I received orders to military hospital for limited duty while I await being MEDBOARDed for chronic PTSD and BIPOLAR 2. I have not worked any more than 60 hours within the last year, due to the symptoms I experience each day that hinders my ability to function with others. My psychologist and psychiatrist are aware of my issues, especially as it relates to SI/HI. Nevertheless, when I reported to the hospital to check in, they gave me a check-in slip which has over 20 locations that I needed to check-in with. I'm personally not in the position to visit random places and talk to random people due to the issues that I have. Furthermore, due to my job specialty and rank those who are not in my direct medical care seems to believe I can function to the level that is required to do a job.. I'm going to be upfront and say "I am broken". I don't have the mental compacity to handle stress or to meet any mission objectives. Lastly, I am at 19 years in the military regardless of an fit/unfit status I will be retiring next year. How do get members of leadership to understand your not able to function? Moreover, how do you get them to understand mental health is a severe illness that doesn't present physical cues like a broken foot does?
 

Fibrogirl

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Your leadership/commander should be talking with your PCM/specialist, whom should be backing up your claims. You shouldn't have to deal with the leadership not understanding...they're not the specialist and shouldn't put you into situations you can't handle due to a condition that completely controls you, not the other way around.
 

tony292

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File for regular retirement ASAP and beg your mental health doctors to engage in a conversation with your chain of command.
 

RonG

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Ref: AR 635-200

The following applies to Army enlisted personnel.


12–7. Eligibility
a. Soldiers who have completed 20 but less than 30 years of AFS and who have completed all required service obligations are eligible, but not entitled, to retire upon request. Except as indicated in paragraph 19–15, unless restricted in this section, Soldiers who have completed 19 or more years of AFS may apply for retirement. The request must be made within 12 months of the requested retirement date except as indicated in paragraph 19–15.

b. Soldiers must complete at least 20 years of active Federal service and all service obligations (see para 12–8) by the requested retirement date. (See para 12–12 concerning applying for retirement.)

c. Soldiers who are under suspension of favorable personnel action per AR 600–82 are not precluded from submitting applications for retirement. Requests for retirement will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the local retirement approval authority.

Ron
 

jhb2582

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Thanks for all of the replies! So, I have an approved retirement request. I dropped that bad boy the day I reached 18 years of service. So, shortly after posting my initial post I began to be unfairly treated by a supervisor due to the work limitations that my provider implemented (2 hr work day). Due to the increase stress and hostile treatment, I checked myself into the mental hospital for SI/HI issues. Prior to doing so, I spoke with my provider and informed him that I cant work or interact with this specific supervisor due to the negative interactions between us. SO.... While in the mental hospital this guy filed a Military Protection Order (MPO) against me stating that I threated him. However, I made no statements of such.. What made the matter worse, is that once he signed the MPO, he came to the ward and attempted to gain entry to personally deliver the MPO. What logic does it make for a person to file a MPO, and show up at the ward with it?? If your in danger, why would you visit the location of the person you are afraid of to deliver the MPO; that is what legal is for. Needless to say, the treatment staff did not allow him to enter the ward and they informed him that his actions are unwarranted and to leave the area.

Would you file an IG complaint against this person or contact your congress representative for assistance? Any advice would be great. Thanks once again!
 
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