Hi Moebee, I am so sorry to hear this. It is so heart wrenching. In this day in time we here so much about suicides and about mental health. But the fact is it really doesn't affect us as individuals unless it's one of our own or someone we love. I do agree it ha been really bad. Until our son was moved he wasn't getting any help at all. It was horrible. Not the medical help he needed or the mental health part. Once they moved him to shore duty, his commanding officer really seems to care and stepped it up 100%. Our son is now getting the physical therapy he needs from his accident and also getting help for the mental health part. It's so sad that they are discharging your son instead of getting him the help he needs right away. Our son was on restrictions for 2 or three months also. It was horrible not being able to talk to him. I am praying for you and your family. For peace and guidance. But I also agree with you 100% it seems like no better place for him to be then home where he can get the help that he needs. Again I'm so sorry you and your family are going through this .....It's horrible and the Navy really needs to step it up to do more to help our men and woman in their times of need!!
Going through the same thing- accept our son did attempt suicide a month ago- we were notified and flew to base he was admitted to the psych ward for 2 days it was HORRIBLE conditions! He was released on 2 anti depressant medications and therapy 4 days a week. Just this past few weeks he was called into legal and had is NRJ on Tuesday and Captains Mast yesterday- he is not on restriction to the ship- for 45 days - and being given a General Honorable discharge after 5 years. He had an impeccable record not one mark on him - they took the low road and are discharging him instead of getting him the treatment he needed. The incident was the day after Veterans day- his first Psychiatrists appointment scheduled for get this.......... JANUARY 8th! 2 months after a suicide attempt - horrendous. My son had just enlisted for 6 more years was set to go back to Japan for 3 years on May and they are now discharging him. I am OK with that part because the Navy has done absolutely NOTHING for this situation= they preach Suicide is taken seriously- well I know first hand it is NOT. He will be just fine in the Civilian world has a strong work ethic and at this point I just want out son HOME where WE can actually follow up on his treatment and get him well and sane again. They failed our son.