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First Claim for PTSD from MST

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I just submitted my first claim for PTSD from MST. When I was overseas, I was on guard duty was an infantryman. When in a guard tower, he exposed his penis and started playing with it. He was looking at me and wanted to me "help" him out. We were locked and loaded so I was fearful on what this man was going to do next. I just froze. I told his SGT and he was detained and sent back to garrison. The rules changed and I was looked at a different way since the incident. There was no touching but this incident has impacted my life and my sense of security. I'm fearful of everything and what's worse is that it's now effecting my children and my marriage and that's why I'm now filing. I haven't talked about it openly with my friends and now I'm expected to talk about it with a stranger for my c&p appointments? Any advice on what to expect and how long the whole process take. 

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https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/msthome.asp

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check the ''Overview'' 

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On ‎7‎/‎22‎/‎2017 at 7:45 AM, Buck52 said:

https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/msthome.asp

scroll down and

check the ''Overview'' 

Thank you for the info. I guess I should give more info on what happened. He threatened me with a gun to "help him out" and when I left he threatened to harm me with his gun next to me if I told. He finished himself when I just froze and didn't know what to do. That memory haunts me every day. I saw on the overview that threatened was part of MST. Would this count under that?

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yes!!!!

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Welcome aboard and sorry for what you have gone thru. Wish you the best and keep us posted. God Bless

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@babs, I do wish all the best for you. 

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