Case Analysis : Depression And Suicide Ideation With A Suicide Plan

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Case Analysis: Depression and Suicide Ideation with a Suicide Plan This is a case analysis of client, Harold, referred to Greenbrier Behavioral Health Center, an intensive outpatient program (IOP), from Greenbrier Behavioral Health Hospital. The client is a 43 year old, retired, white male, living in Slidell, Louisiana. The highest level of education completed is a GED. He is married with two children, ages 8 and 12. In 2013 he retired with more than 20 years on the police force. Harold is overweight, wearing sweatpants and a t-shirt, appears clean and groomed. He is sitting, calm and quiet with arms resting on his legs. Harold grew up in Louisiana with his mother, older brother and older sister. She never expressed feelings or actions of love or affection toward him and his sister. The mother favored only the older brother. When Harold was a baby his father left without forwarding contact information. After attaining his GED, Harold and his brother became police officers, developing a close relationship serving on the same police force. Eight years ago his brother died in the line of duty. Additionally, while in the funeral procession a tree fell on the car of Harold’s best friend, killing the friend. Following the funeral of his brother, his mother became withdrawn, reclusive, discontinued necessary medication, and died six months later. Harold thinks his mother committed suicide. Harold never allowed himself to grieve.
After the death of his best friend and brother,…

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