Mental Health Counseling and Security Clearances

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With the ever-increasing number of veterans returning from multiple tours of duty in hostile fire zones who are diagnosed with some level of post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD), Question #21 on the SF-86 scares a lot of security clearance applicants. This fear stems from the belief that admitting to getting professional counseling or help for an emotional…

I would not worry too much. You disclosed the information. You have been on meds and have been taking meds, so you obviously are aware of your history and need for meds. That will be a good point for you – it would be worse if you had a psych history and didn’t seek help or take meds. I have a history of depression and are on meds, and received my TS clearance. Good luck.