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All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

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I am a Navy mom of almost 5 years. They have been 5 years of excitement, trials, tribulations and now ending in dissapointment for our son.  He has had a stellar record in the Navy every advancement you could imagine so quickly too- the Navy was his home. He had just recently enlisted for 6 more years to head back to Japan where he already served 3 there.  We thought everything was going great - cloud nine.  To receive a call from the Military that he tried to take his own life a month ago.  This came as a total shock to us and our lives will never be the same.  He was in treatment facility or AKA Psych ward for 48 hours- now on meds and therapy 4 times a week........... and the worst part he is now in Captains MAST as we speak because his urine test came back positive for something he admited to doing the night before he tried to kill himself!  The Navy is taking the low rode on this one instead of praticing what they preach to Watch ALL Sailors, ASK for help,  Its all BS- he was exactly as I read reprimanded for asking for help - and ridiculed for it.  Now he may come home on a General DC with a IMPECABLE NAVY CAREER!  I will not stop the fight on this one- all I have to say is watch out for your children............  stay in contact and make sure they are OK.  

God Bless. 

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Comment by anasazigypsy on December 17, 2019 at 9:01pm
So sorry you are going through this. We are constantly reminded that 22 veterans per day take their lives,but nowhere is it reported on the number of recruits and active duty. I think all branches need to publish this number. Not knowing there is a problem means no pressure to change what might be broken in the system.
Captains MAST reminds me of a situation where a child was acting out in school due to being constantly bullied. A meeting was held with child, parents, principal,and all teachers and it was agreed the child would report the bullying to an adult rather than act out. The first time the child did,the adult stated " Quit being a tattletale". Child lost all trust in those adults and the system.
Luckily,the consequences were not as great as for your son. Good luck to you both on securing justice.
Comment by MoeBee on December 18, 2019 at 12:55pm

Thank you - he attends Mast today- his court yesterday went very well.  They all achknowleded what a stellar Sailor he is for past 6 years and that this is such a shame, although never admitting fault to dismissing his cry for help for 2 years or his suicide attempt.  DUring the defrocking period he was treated with the utmost respect and dignity- no one treated him as they do during this part- his hand was shaken and he was saluted as well.  Its all such a shame BUT I know he was such a pillar of the Navy and learned so much as well as his work ethic that will carry him into Civilian Life just fine.  As for his command - Karma is a Bitch and it will come back to them one day for what they did.  If all he brings is awareness to the Navy on depression and suicide and can save another Sailor - then I am ok with that.  God Bless you all. 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on December 18, 2019 at 1:48pm

MoeBee - Oh I am so very sorry to hear this and just really saddened by the way things were handled by his command.  This is definitely something the Navy needs to be addressing rather than ignoring.....I am thankful that you still have your son.  I wish him the best in civilian life - please tell him to never give up.

Comment by anasazigypsy on December 18, 2019 at 7:22pm
More Bee Glad they treated him with respect. Search for this "Medical Help and Suicide Prevention" under Discussions for an earlier conversation on this topic.
I think pressure needs to be put on our Senators and Representatives to actually get changes made in the military per this issue

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