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If I am in the process of being discharged for unauthorized absences, can I get a general discharge for my suicidal thoughts if I never mentioned it to my company?
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YOu can certainly disclose this and request they separate for the medical issue. But generally speaking, a separation for misconduct will trump a medical separation...so the better way to address this is to raise the mental health issues as part of the hearing you are entitled to

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