So my son has been in two different In-Patient facilities in the past year and a half, really the first time he was treated or diagnosed with anything. 4 different diagnoses - Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Histrionic Personality Disorder and Bipolar type II. They are trying to rule out conduct disorder too, but he was discharged thanks to our insurance. He has never actually seen his medical record stating his diagnoses, but I have told him he has 4 listed. Of course, I am a liar. He swears he wants to join the military and is talking to a recruiter. With his history of suicidal and homicidal ideations, and attempts to kill me and himself on multiple occasions, I would think he could not pass a background check for the military, but then I heard somewhere that unless he admits it to them, they will never know?!?! How is that possible? I can't imagine someone with is history (which includes actual photos of him ripping apart a dead animal with his bare hands) would be welcomed into a setting where he would be trained to kill. He of course denies that he has any issues at all... How can they let people with mental illness just join the military?? He claims to already be working with a recruiter.