Just read this statement as well. It finger points to a serious gap in the system.
I am no doctor. But there seems to be an attitude that mental problems are treated too pragmatic.
If you have a troath ache, you go to the doctor, he sees the red throath and subscribes medicin.
After some days all is over , you do not go back to the doctor and you show up at work. No questions asked.
When is a diagnose of depression with suicidal tendencies noted? When a patient goes to the doctor to complain that he doesn't feel well I suppose. So he gets treatment, medicines, sick leave. And than he shows up at work again, no questions asked, no follow up by the doctor's side.
Only in case that somebody is forced to undergo menthal health care (read: being interned in a mental detention center ) , he is followed up. And even than. Look at several recidivist rape and murder cases in the Netherlands where released mental patients went on a zombie style rampage hours after their release from TBS.
I make a blunt comparison:
A pilot loses a leg in a car accident but doesn't mention this to his employer. He gets a prosthesis and goes back to work.
This is what happened to Andreas. Even worse: he mentioned his state to his employer. And when the patient declares himself fit for duty, it is all OK.
"do you still have suicidal thoughts ?"
"OK, off you go , chop chop, in the cockpit, airplane is waiting"
No doctor will ask a patient " and the leg, it grew back well I suppose?"
It reminds me also at how the military still views PTSD / shell shock. Shut up about it, do your job.