Army vet, PTSD, firefighting QU

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frankwillis in Montpelier, Vermont

77 months ago

Im a vet, honorable discharge served 18 months down range and was givin 50% disability for PTSD, Do I make this information known, Im afraid it would be a disqualifier

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jqm78 in Chicago, Illinois

75 months ago

not sure, although, I am a veteran who was recently diagnosed with ptsd. I currently work for the federal govt. as a firefighter/paramedic. I am worried myself, that once it becomes known, that I will lose my position or be forced into retirement. It is hard for me to get out of bed some days and I have exhausted nearly all of my sick leave due to my ptsd......I was a 51M firefighter in the army and all I want is help...the va is giving me counseling and meds, but I guess i have to just ask the question as to whether it is going to go against me at work.........good luck with your endeavors and I hope you can become a firefighter.....get the counseling and use the meds...

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