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Will Mental Health Services Affect My Security Clearance?

Dr. Joshua Morganstein addresses a very common question: Will seeking mental or behavioral health services affect my security clearance? The short answer is: No.

A study from 2012 - 2018 looked at 2.3 million security clearances. Of those 2.3 million clearances, almost 47,000 people reported psychological health issues. Of those 47,000 people, only 12 people (2 people a year) had a negative effect on their security clearance.

This video is part of a series addressing mental health concerns in the military. Learn more at www.health.mil/mentalhealth

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Last Updated: September 28, 2023
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