I am looking for some help as I will have to do a SF86 soon.
So far I have accessed my medical records to make sure the data is accurate when I put it on.
But I am curious what I can do from now till I am investigated to prove that I have definitely mitigated these issues.
Throughout college I had a few suicidal ideation incidents
The first being In March of 2013 while in the National guard and out on training. My grandfather had died and my family essentially harassed me into coming home and dropping training at the time. I then had to go back and start all over witch caused some adjustment issues and I was kind of angry with my family and short with all the dumb ■■■■ in the military. No drugs or alcohol involved
The next being Halloween of 2013, I had went out drinking as a freshman and had too much and sent some suicidal messages. Police did well check and went to ER, a lot of it came from thinking I was partially at fault for a friend committing suicide in April of 2013 while I was back at the base shortly after returning. I did not want to enter treatment so a magistrate got a hold on me and I spent a week in a psychiatric unit
The third was September of the next year where I spent a night in the ER similar to last but was released once sober and had no ideation.
I started marijuana use about 2-3x weekly in place of alcohol but wasn’t like dependent at all and never actually paid for it was all social situations
In December I started seeing a school counselor and was prescribed some depression and anxiety meds that I felt messed up my head a bit and stopped taking them and eventually started feeling fine again. Apptment stopped.
The 4th and final being in July 2016 after a breakup and struggling with a lot of stress from classes and a recent friends death which I hadn’t mentioned at all during it as i didn’t prefer to talk about it. This time I spent 3 days voluntarily in a psychiatric ward and discharged w plans/conditions for follow up treatment
The follow up did not really go through as it was essentially impossible to schedule any in a reasonable time frame w my schedule. After this time I did however follow other treatment recommendations and abstained from marijuana and alcohol as well as implemented other recommendations from discharge instructions. And have been fine since outside of Talkspace mentioned below
I did return to drinking occasionally at one point but my habit was significantly modified. Marijuana was cut off due to looking for jobs in my senior year. My association w the friends that participated wasnt cut off but no longer went to their hangout to avoid.
I later moved away from college and have little to no contact with them. Additionally returned home less as my family did have issues with alcohol and it didn’t seem like the best environment
Last year around March I used marijuana twice with the freak out of covid and some relationship issues due to my partner causing some anxiety with refusing to see me due to covid but after regretted it and believed it was a bad idea, I thought at the time it was besT to end the relationship and did so thenwent on Talkspace and talked to a counselor from July till august then it kind of cut off as I was feeling fine again.
Since around October I don’t even drink caffeine or alcohol.
My question here is what kind of things can I do or get now to help prove that these circumstances are mitigated? I’ve read the link under the side bar but am not sure how to 100% prove those factors. I no longer use or have intent rarely drink and have been successfully employed. For 4 years after college being successfully. Promoted after my first year than doing a transfer to a more significant role last April.
While I can talk to all this I feel like I may need some sort of evidence to prove this other than my word. I see reasons listed as going through a drug/alcohol program and following mental health treatment plans. However I didn’t do counselling and its been 5 years since my last issue. I did however follow the rest of their recommendations to form healthy habits which worked for me, however I feel those are hard to prove.
I would be willing to get a psychological evaluation and do anything else really necessary as I do love my job.
Any recommendations appreciated.