My son emailed me this morning that a Senior Cadet, AFROTC contract, killed himself over Thanksgiving break. The entire corps gathered this morning to honor him and start the grieving process. For you future officers- invest the time in a mental health first aid course. You're going to need it both with your friends but those you're responsible for. For fellow parents- share this video with your kids - it's geared for men but applies to all friendships. As a mom, I worry. But focusing on helping my cadet every way he asks me to and communicating openly and honestly... I rest a little easier.