Sailor's Suicide Case Study

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The U.S. Navy has given me so many stories to tell but the one that keeps coming to the forefront of my mind is one of my junior Sailor's suicide ideation and/or attempt. I checked on board in 2014 at my command. After reporting, I performed a one on one career development board along with expectations with all my Sailors. This particular Sailor told me that he was going to counseling for personal and family reasons. I applauded him for making that step becasue most people are in denial of their situation or think that the system (counseling) will not work for them. I informed my Command Master Chief (CMC) of the Sailor's concern. My CMC agreed with me that we should afford him the opportunity to seek help but most importantly encouraged
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