Army Mental Health Ban Relaxed Amid Recruiting Push

November 13, 2017
The U.S. Army is loosening its mental health ban on people with a history of bipolar disorder, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, and "self-mutilation" with waivers in hopes of meeting recruiting goals, USA Today reported in an exclusive Monday.

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