Due to a number of deeply distressing events and generally low quality of life (unrelated to job), I recently attempted to commit suicide during work hours, in my workplace.
If you're curious about how, I impulsively attempted to OD on an anti-depressant two hours before the end of the workday. By the end of the day symptoms started to show and my coworkers rushed me to a hospital, where some of them heard me tell the GP what I did.
Word carried to the head of HR, who demanded I tell him why I tried to kill myself. I told him something about having had great potential and ambition, but getting repeatedly thwarted by family and other personal circumstances (which is a good part of the truth).
Now HR is telling me that I'm not going to be fired, but only if they can have "good proof that you're not going to do it again"; how? they're demanding:
- medical report from the hospital
- to prepare a good, convincing emotionally deep speech on how I'm never going to do it again
- "proof" that I had potential\ambition and faced obstacles ...etc; basically my stated motivation for suicide.
As I see it, number 2 seems to be the only relevant item to the stated objective of being sure I won't do it again. Numbers 1 and 3 not only require divulging personal information at a seemingly inappropriate level, but the fact they're asking for this at all seems strange and suspicious, not to mention how hard coming up with paper proof for 3 is.
Why is HR asking for these things? Is there a reason I shouldn't concede even if I want to keep my job?
Edit: though I've used the word "speech" in the explanation above, it wasn't meant as a public speech, per se. It's just that it was clear that no conversation will be involved, and that I'm supposed to prepare what I'm going to say. Also, the medical report referenced above is the one from the OD incident, it doesn't involve any psychiatric intervention (though it is possible they assume otherwise).
Thanks you all for your help. I feel that I have a much better grip on the situation and what to do now.