I am having real issues working at my job with my ptsd. I cant stand working around people anymore. I have been working as a armed guard for a casino for the past 2 months and have worked as a Police officer for the past six years. I have never went to get help for my ptsd and i just filed for it this month. I have known that I have had PTSD since i returned from Iraq but after I got out of the military the only thing I knew how to do was be a Police Officer. To be a officer a person in my state cannot have any kind of mental disorders and must take a 250 questionair in abc format. So i was allways to scared to go to the VA for help in fear of only getting a small percentage and losing the ability to be a law enforcement officer which is my career and provides for my family. The casino i work in is very loud and full people. Ever since I have returned from Iraq I have not been a very social person and thats why I liked being a cop in the small town I worked in. I never had to be around anyone unless I wanted to. Needless to say I have had 8 jobs in law enforcement in the 6 years I have been out due to my PTSD . So here I am working as a guard for a casino. I cant stand being around people and it is gonna take months if not years to see the VA and get a rating. I cant just up and quit my job as jobs in my area are few and far between but I am going crazy. Afraid I am gonna flip out on someone. I have no other job skills besides military and law enforcement and I am not cut out for going to any schools or vo-techs.Has anyone else been in Law Enforcement or armed security and had PTSD. How has everyone dealt with it at working a job where you hate it and it makes it worse. How does everyone dela with this. I am sure this question has been asked a thousand times. IS there any way to speed up the process?