That is the question... It has come apparently obvious to me that I'm not going to be able to hide my diagnosis much longer. As stated in another thread I was approved for a service dog because of several reasons (PTSD, anxiety, co-dependency, adverse physical problems with medications). My wife was an amateur photographer for a long while in the early years of my Marine Corps enlistment. As a matter of fact that's where pretty much all of my first deployment nest egg went to, but I digress. She still has it in her. She is always snapping pictures (and you know where they go... social media) It is only a matter of time before I get the dog, and after that it is only a matter of time before a picture of me and the dog make it to Facebook. There are so many Marine Corps (and other civilian) friends who have no idea that I suffer from PTSD, TBI, anxiety, and depression. I am sure I will lose some friends over coming out. I'm sure some will be overly supportive too. The question is do I write a blanket statement on Facebook coming out with my diagnosis or not? What are the pros and cons? If I do, do I do it now as a preemptive measure or do I wait until the last possible minute after a picture has been posted and then it looks like I'm back peddling to explain myself? I have lots of time to consider my options, but this has been weighing heavy on my mind. When I started my MEB I lost a lot of friends over coming out with my PTSD (I guess they weren't really friends to begin with). That point in my life was very painful emotionally; it drove me to isolation. I have to go through this again at some point. Is it one of those better sooner than later type things, or is it better to wait? I've played 2 scenarios in my head. 1) I could wait until the first picture of me and the dog hit Facebook and then come clean, or 2) I could write a blanket statement to all my friends saying that I just got approved entry into a service dog program and use that as an opener to come clean now. What do you think?