G-1, Human Resources Policy Directorate
Supporting Soldiers, Families & Civilians – Active, Guard, Reserve and Retired
3 September 2008
In response to your friend’s statement that his life insurance will pay off the mortgage in the event of his death, how should you respond to your friend?
Your friend, in response to your questioning replies, “Oh…I’m not thinking of suicide. I could never do that. I love my family too much.” How might you respond?
In response to your statements, the friend says, “You know, I never thought of that. You might be right!” What might you say now?
Why did you not escort your friend immediately to a mental health provider?
Your friend elects not to seek assistance, and his condition continues to decay. He has taken to drinking heavily, and he seems to cry at the drop of a hat. He speaks to you very infrequently. His wife states he has purchased a handgun. He eats only rarely and has lost about 20 pounds. What should you do?
Scenario #10 – Pre-deployment