I have a question for those who may know more than I about suicide attempts in the navy. To make a long story short, my son attempted suicide on an aircraft carrier. I've been in contact with him, the ombudsman, and the chaplain. An outside source told me the only reason he is not off the boat yet is because they physically can't get him off of it safely. The chain of command has purposely kept me out of the loop of information. From my reading, isn't the Red Cross supposed to notify the next of kin of a suicide attempt? I know he has not talked to the psychologist on board.
Also, are suicide attempts ever "ignored'? He definitely needs psychiatric care and I am so worried he will not receive that. I understand he can't be off the boat right now, but nobody will tell me IF he will be hospitalized, what's going on exactly, ect. Only bits of pieces from each person I talk to come together to form what I believe is happening.
The navy knows for sure about the attempt and now knows that he has other attempts throughout his navy career. Nothing before the start of his Navy days, however.
Can anyone verify, for sure, that he will be transferred to some sort of facility as soon as possible? Are attempts ever "ignored"? If a certain amount of time has passed until he can be transported off the boat, will they ever just drop the whole thing? I am very worried for his safety. As of now, I do not even know for certain if the attempt has been officially documented.
I am definitely kept out of the loop and have been basically BEGGING for any information from the Red Cross, Ombudsman, Chaplain, ect.
If anyone has any insights, words of wisdom, ect-- it would be greatly appreciated.