Does self-harm stop you joining RAF

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elmlanemitch
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Will a past of self-harm and a referral to Emotional Well-being and Mental Health Services (2 years ago) prevent me from joining the RAF?
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if you've been diagnosed with the following

"• Current psychiatric illness
• Depressive disorders with or without treatment of any form in the last 3 years or 2 or more episodes in the last 4 years, or 3 episodes at any time.
• Anxiety symptoms within the last 12 months, if more than 1 will require assessment by the RAF medical staff
• Psychosis
• Schizophrenia
• Obsessive-compulsive disorder
• Autistic spectrum disorders including Asperger’s
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) unless free of symptoms and not requiring treatment for at least three years
• Personality disorder
• More than one episode of deliberate self-harm of any type
• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
• History of alcohol dependence or harmful use
• Drug or substance dependence or harmful use
• Anorexia and bulimia"

you will most likely not be accepted
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Is there anyway I could improve my chances of being accepted?
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(Original post by elmlanemitch)
Is there anyway I could improve my chances of being accepted?
They aren't rejecting people with mental illnesses in order to be mean, it is to protect you. If you have experience with these issues in the past, putting you in an incredably demanding and stressful setting will likely trigger them again
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