HELIX Division: Standardized 10-103M Examination.

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HELIX Division: Standardized 10-103M Examination.

Post by Trusty McCoolguy on Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:23 am

The procedure for executing a simple standardized 10-103M examination is outlined below. Any Helix i4+ can perform this test without asking so long as they are supervised and radio it in, while any Helix units below i4 require permission from any OfC+ to do so.

Actual assessment of the results is usually restricted to i3 with permission, while i2's can assess results without asking.

(OOC note: These tests are usually done under the supervision of OfC+ ranks regardless because they're usually performed in the interrogation room and that usually indicates a high profile subject (unless I'm mistaken about that) but Helix units i3+ could probably be trusted with doing them without a supervisor in the room.)

The test is composed of three sections. The first is a scaled response with seven statements; the second is an open-ended response section with five questions; and the third section is a call and response section wherein the subject says the first word that comes into mind.

If this examination is a standard one for a unit, it may be done in the sickbay instead, so long as there is privacy.

Before beginning, unless the citizen has already applied, have them do so.


Simplified Examination
(For average citizens or routine 10-103M checks for units)


Section One



Section 1:
The scale to adhere to is a scale of one to five. One represents strongly agreeing, while five represents strongly disagreeing. This section usually refers to events before the present in the case of the examination being done during or shortly after a traumatic experience.


1. I normally feel like I am being watched.

2. I normally feel like I am frequently in danger.

3. I normally feel like I am calm and collected.

4. I normally worry about the direction my life has taken.

5. I am usually carefree.

6. I am usually considered a social person.

7. I usually believe I am capable of reaching any goals I set out to accomplish.



Section Two



Section 2:
These are open-ended questions. The subject is free to speak their mind, but should keep the answers concise, if at all possible.

1. Do you believe that your day to day life is sustainable?

2. Do you feel a general sense of doom or helplessness?

3. Do you feel as though the Union or its workers are responsible for your current situation? If so, how?

[If you are examining a unit, substitute the following question for number 3: Do you feel as though the Union or its workers have hindered you? If so, how?]

4. How are current events [or if there is a specific event, insert that event here] affecting you? How do you feel?

5. Do you feel as though the current events [or specific event], or the consequences thereof, are inescapable?



Call and Response



Section 3:
Explain to the subject that you would like them to listen to each word you say, one at a time, and respond with the first thing they think of. Wait for a response before continuing with the next word. The subject should not be allowed to ramble at this point.



1. Candle

2. Perfume

3. Family

4. Loyalty

5. Building

6. Stranger

7. Violence

If the subject seems vague or incoherent, you may ask them to answer again. If you still feel unsatisfied, you may add the following words:

8. Food

9. Bullet

10. Hand

11. Cough

12. Road


Finally, unless the subject is a unit receiving a standard routine check-up (if they seem unwell and are undergoing an unscheduled examination, do this step anyway), turn off the microphone input and lights without warning at the end. Wait until the subject has given what you believe to be their true reaction (wait out any tantrums they may throw) and document their reaction as well.




In-Depth Examination
(For suspected/confirmed anti-citizens or potentially 10-103M/rogue units)





In the case that the subject recently proved they may be a hazard, is a potential/confirmed anti-citizen, or a unit that is strongly suspected of becoming mentally unfit or attempting to undermine the efforts of the Union from within, it is required that this more in-depth examination is carried out on the subject by a high-ranking HELIX unit of OfC+, preferably by the DvL. If there is no higher ranking HELIX unit than the subject, it is to be carried out directly by the Sectorial (or the City Commander if the Sectorial is absent).

This consists of additional statements, questions, and words to be added to the usual examination. For convenience, the content of the usual examination will be found here as well to outline the entire examination.



Section One



Section 1:
The scale to adhere to is a scale of one to five. One represents strongly agreeing, while five represents strongly disagreeing. This section usually refers to events before the present in the case of the examination being done during or shortly after a traumatic experience.


1. I normally feel like I am being watched.

2. I normally feel like I am frequently in danger.

3. I normally feel like I am calm and collected.

4. I normally worry about the direction my life has taken.

5. I am usually carefree.

6. I am usually considered a social person.

7. I usually believe I am capable of reaching any goals I set out to accomplish.

8. I usually react well to sudden or threatening situations.

9. My first thought in dangerous situations is usually to protect my team [or, if dealing with a citizen, use 'fellow citizens and any nearby CCA units'].

10. I feel that I have proven my loyalty to the Union in both word and action. [Compare this to their actual track record.]

11. I do not understand the reason for this examination.

12. I am usually content, if not happy, with my lot in life.

13. I am willing to sacrifice myself for the good of the Union, its workers, and [the/my fellow] citizens.

14. I would do anything to reunite with my family or friends.

[Depending on the subject, etc, make a note of any potential family member transfer requests on the subject's file for potential future consideration. It may be of use in the future in securing loyalty or morale in both high-rank (whether high rank at the time or in the future) units and highly regarded citizens.]


Section Two



Section 2:
These are open-ended questions. The subject is free to speak their mind, but should keep the answers concise, if at all possible.

1. Do you believe that your day to day life is sustainable?

2. Do you feel a general sense of doom or helplessness?

3. Do you feel as though the Union or its workers are responsible for your current situation? If so, how?

[If you are examining a unit, substitute the following question for number 3: Do you feel as though the Union or its workers have hindered you? If so, how?]

4. How are current events [or if there is a specific event, insert that event here] affecting you? How do you feel?

5. Do you feel as though the current events [or specific event], or the consequences thereof, are inescapable?

6. Do you feel responsibility for current events [or the specific event]? If so, why?

7. Describe your take on your behavior during the last [insert relevant duration] in a few brief words. [Allow up to three sentences.]

8. Do you enjoy music or other artistic endeavors? If so, how often do you indulge?

9. What do you think the greatest danger is at this time? [Leave vague.]

10. Do you feel as though there is a single behavior or policy that needs to change, whether in individuals or in groups? If so, what is it and why?



Call and Response



Section 3:
Explain to the subject that you would like them to listen to each word you say, one at a time, and respond with the first thing they think of. Wait for a response before continuing with the next word. The subject should not be allowed to ramble at this point.



1. Candle

2. Perfume

3. Family

4. Loyalty

5. Building

6. Stranger

7. Violence

8. Food

9. Bullet

10. Hand

11. Cough

12. Road

13. Danger

14. Resistance

15. Force

16. Cake

17. Vulnerability

18. Seek

19. Run

20. Contraband

21. Crime

22. Forbidden

23. Desire

24. Chestnut


Turn off all lights and the microphone input to the room without warning. Observe, but do not trouble yourself over the reaction. Focus instead on either alerting anyone that requires notification (if anyone), and proceeding to deal with the subject as protocol usually dictates. (For instance, follow with interrogation [if it hasn't already been done] and disposal if the subject is indeed 10-103M.) Do not interact with a confirmed 10-103M subect further than necessary unless you are authorized to do so at length. There is generally no good reason to aside from further information gathering or punishment of said 10-103M.


Assessing Results

While it's very hard to condense the training required into a small blurb (ideally it would have three training sessions; one while advancing to HELIX i4, one for advancing to HELIX i3, and one for advancing to HELIX i2 alongside the 'medical' training), I will attempt to include the basic concept of assessing test results. In order to understand the full picture, you will need IC training.

The 'average' healthy human mind is balanced. There is an extremely large range of different acceptable mindsets, but it is easy to tell when someone is 10-103M when you take everything into account. Essentially, if someone is too much of one thing, it's a problem. Disorders are, after all, an exaggeration of normal behavior that affects daily life. "Insanity" is much the same, but can also be incoherent or accompanied with strange, out-of-norms behavior.

For instance, if a subject has a large amount of 1's, it may be unhealthy; if the subject has a large amount of 5's, it may be unhealthy. If the subject has a lot of worries stated in the open-ended responses, it may be unhealthy, or it may be perfectly fine. Responses to the words being either entirely positive or entirely negative could also be unhealthy. Each section is next to meaningless on its own, unless there's a sense of contradiction in each section. You need the full picture to be able to tell whether one part is an indication of being mentally unfit, or if it's just a part of their personality.

For instance, someone could be extremely pessimistic and feel a sense of doom, but so long as that isn't everything they are, they're healthy. If they are extremely optimistic and joyful and at peace, they're healthy so long as that's not all they are. It's about balance, but there are also other things that the CCA looks for in these results.

One of the training sessions is being tested yourself and being told how the results work together. As a result, HELIX units are usually hard to diagnose as being 10-103M themselves, unless they are well and truly badly off. This means that the EpU and DvL of the division know a secondary, classified test that they use to diagnose HELIX units that they suspect of foul play or mental illness. The CMD and SeC also know this test, and have a third test to use in case the HELIX DvL or EpU are unwell, which is again kept quiet.

This is a little more than I meant to write; oh well!


Last edited by Trusty McCoolguy on Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:34 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Added Results section)
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