If you know of anyone who is struggling with intimate partner violence offer to help them reach out to organizations such as Tubman or The Hotline IMMEDIATELY.
Robert Patrick Graves shot himself in his car in front of coworkers after being terminated by his employer in the Minneapolis suburb of Burnsville, MN, Thursday 29 September 2011. Family and friends report he was struggling with depression. I wonder how many of them knew he possessed a firearm. According to the BLS while the workplace homicide rate is near an all time low, workplace suicides have never been higher. Suicide at work is also a risk factor for homicide at work. Security, safety, and HR professionals need to remain alert for signs that employees are suffering from untreated depression.
If you know anyone who is dealing with depression or other suicide risk factors help them find assistance with groups such as SAVE or Suicide.org IMMEDIATELY.
There was an officer-involved shooting 22 September 2011 on Highway 394 west of downtown Minneapolis. Katherine Gordon apparently brandished a pistol during a traffic stop and was shot in self defense by a Golden Valley Police Officer. Ms. Gordon had previously complained of delusions and had attempted to find mental health treatment on several occasions before the deadly incident.
If anyone you know is reporting command hallucinations get them to a doctor or the emergency room. If they possess a firearm do whatever it takes to secure it. If you can't get the help they need call your county social services hotline. Do it now and be prepared to be persistent.