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post #1 of 23 Old 01-21-2012, 03:31 AM Thread Starter
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I have a sorry @$$ excuse for a soldier at work that I have to go and babysit for the next 24 hours because he is on suicide watch. He has already admitted that the only reason he is doing this is for the free ticket (full honerable discharge) out of the Army. Since he technically already tried though (took a bottle of Ibuprofen and then told someone about it) we have to keep him under 24 hour guard so he does not try it again.

I abuslutely hate people like this. To make matters worse, because of his "delicate" condition I cant make him do any work or anything. I am not like most people, I actually dont hold human life as that important. If he wanted to kill himself them good riddance. It would have saved two weeks of 24 hour guard by one NCO and two soldiers and several hundreds of thousands of dollars of tax money.

All this just to get out of his contract. What a sorry excuse for a human being.

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I'd hand him a rope and walk away for ten minutes.

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I'd hand him a rope and walk away for ten minutes.
Yep, and when you walk back in the room after 10 min and he's not swinging, tell him to get his punk-azz back to work.

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Piss poor excuse for a person.

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I don't get why people the 'suicide' thing to try to get out.

Back when I was in the Navy (1976-1980), we had a guy do that. His division officer figured it out and was able to put him on just about every work party on the ship. It got straightened out in a hurry.

It would seem the military has changed in this day and age. He'll probably work it enough to get out.


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Suicide is a real problem right now so all ideations are taken seriously. I have never had to do it in port but I have had to do it several times underway. Generally new guys on their first underway that can't handle life on a Submarine. We have had three successful events on boats up here. The worst was when an armed watchstander offed himself and they tried to make the duty section clean it up.

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The military should get a clue, most people who really are going to commet suicide don't tell anybody. I as well had to do a suicide watch for a soldier, had to go with him to and from drs visits, give him his boot laces when we got there, then take them after we left. Most annoying chit ever

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I have been through multiple suicide trainings as I have been the Suicide prevention Coordinator at my last three commands.

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I can't wrap my mind around someone "opting" out. My question is if you had a suicidial person, military or not, and they found themselves in a life or death situation, do they tend to fight or give up? Just wondering.

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