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Thank you for your patience; I am sorry you or someone you care about is having such thoughts- the military has seen an uptick in these type of issues and have established mental health clinics to help servicemembers in need of counseling.
Unfortunately, this can affect one's military career- for example, an RE4 discharge, or a DNIF.
Please see 1.2.8 here which addresses whether one's medical condition (physical/mental) disqualifies them from service. This is handled on a case by case basis, so it is impossible to predict what the military will do in any particular circumstance.
Mental health issues can result in both voluntary and involuntary discharges. That is explained here
But essentially it needs to interfere with one's ability to serve.
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Here is the airforce guide regarding these issues:
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Thank you- I thought the question was geared towards whether it affected one's career.
Generally one needs to serve for a minimum of 24 months in order to be eligible for benefits after a RE-4 discharge.
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