i was diagnosed with depression and a eating disorder a couple months ago. but have made huge prgress. we are pcsing to Mannheim Germany in a month and my travel was denied stating that there is no medical treatment available for me. i am already a member of efmp. i cant imagine 3 years away from my husband. even more so for our son. what is the correct process for reapplying and getting approved. I have already contacted my therapist to see if there was a way for her to figure out what exactly was red flagged since she never had a issue with germany denying this diagnosis. and will be going to the onesourse and the efmp tomorrow morning. please help.
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it's quite possible they don't have the facilities to care for you there, depending on the timeframe since the incidents and the severity.
they're really trying to look out for your well being.
your husband needs to get on the phone with his detailer (or whatever the Army calls it). If nothing else, his tour length should be shortened if you cant go, but they may be able to change his orders (possibly not though given how close you are to transfer). Only way to find out is to ask.
if you really want to go, YOU need to get on the phone with Germany and find out if there's any way around the denial. Dont be surprised if they say no though. THEY get in trouble if they allow you to transfer and then something goes wrong.
Depression is a common reason to get denied command sponsorship; especially since it was a recent diagnosis. Your doctor may have had patients going to different areas of Germany that have more facilities and were able to provide for needs of the patients. The military does not want to send you somewhere where you get worse because of no treatment.
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I have been diagnosed and treated for depression as a member of the Military.
I evaded the problem and tried to maintain enough to get by... it didn't work for long. I knew that mental issues are almost a "Kiss of Death" for a military career. I was fortunate to have great care from my counselor(s). My initial idea for why they do not want to send you is that if they do not have adequate treatment, they are setting you up for becoming worse and them for allowing you to be in that situation. When I was in the FRG (now it's just 'Germany') in the early 1980's, there were plenty of terrorist actions going on. If you are over there and become worse, there are enough subversives that would take advantage of you in different ways. Plus, your husband wouldn't be able to keep his mind on his job if you start weirding out. Not being mean here (remember, I had/have depression. I know what a hell it can be.), just being real. Whether before he ships or after he gets there, he can do more to improve/change the situation than you can. Patience is hard for us with the Big D, but life always has challenges. How we face them is what makes us who we are.
All the above being said, I will be praying for:
1) your continued improvement in these illnesses
2) your family situation
3) your ability to recognize and lean upon the power of the One that controls all things
P.S. - Mannheim used to be the main Confinement Kaserne for the U.S. Army in Germany. Could be another reason. I imagine the guys/girls in the Stockade keep any mental health guys occupied just because they can...
I see it has been a few months. Did you figure something out?
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