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Now this is hard for me to admit but I was admin separated for borderline personality due to an attempt to take my life. The reason why I tried was because I was also married to a marine that got abusive and tried to kill me. I took a lot of home problems to work and was getting in trouble there so I went to a chaplain explaining I was feeling depressed (which was a big step for me because I'm not even religious). I got a civilian restraining order but they denied my military restraining order even after he came to my work and caused a scene threatening to kill me and himself. He was MP and had access to a gun. Anyways, there are lots of bad memories from my time in the military due to that. While in the military it was the first time I ever tried taking my life, when I got out I continued down a self-destructive path and tried to take my life several other times. Major depression and PTSD are my main diagnosis' and I'm currently in treatment for that. So what do you think? Would my PTSD be service connected? To me its pretty obvious those were very violent and traumatic times but I'm interested in someone else's point of view. Thanks

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I would say yes.

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Now this is hard for me to admit but I was admin separated for borderline personality due to an attempt to take my life. The reason why I tried was because I was also married to a marine that got abusive and tried to kill me. I took a lot of home problems to work and was getting in trouble there so I went to a chaplain explaining I was feeling depressed (which was a big step for me because I'm not even religious). I got a civilian restraining order but they denied my military restraining order even after he came to my work and caused a scene threatening to kill me and himself. He was MP and had access to a gun. Anyways, there are lots of bad memories from my time in the military due to that. While in the military it was the first time I ever tried taking my life, when I got out I continued down a self-destructive path and tried to take my life several other times. Major depression and PTSD are my main diagnosis' and I'm currently in treatment for that. So what do you think? Would my PTSD be service connected? To me its pretty obvious those were very violent and traumatic times but I'm interested in someone else's point of view. Thanks

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I think you will have better luck with major depression since your suicide attempts fit that DX like a glove. You have records of suicide attempts in the military. You don't need to claim PTSD to get 100%.

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my records dont have anything that says depression in it. I was diagnosed with borderline personality for my suicide attempt not depression. I'm not really trying to get 100% disability but I would like to get more financial support since I haven't been to work in over 2 years. A fraction of my PTSD occured during my time enlisted but I may have had it before, but I was semi-normal before I enlisted, all I know is that after I was discharged things spiraled downward like nothing before. Perhaps my military experience could have triggered it or aggravated it. In either case, one of my friends told me I should try to get ssd for my ptsd considering it wasn't all just while I was enlisted. I tried looking up how to file for ssd but its all confusing to me. All I know is how to do disability compensation for the military. But anyway, I'm blabbing and I probably don't make any sense. Its because its almost 4:30 in the am

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