Today I was having a conversation with a co-worker who work in Minneapolis (about 4 hours away). She started talking all dark and about how she didn't want to live anymore and how she was done with our team and the company we work for.
I got really scared for her and went to my local HR person and talked with her and shared the text messages that were traded. I landed up talking to her HR counter part in MPLS and provided her the documentation plus some other things my friend had told me.
My boss and the HR person talked with her and she assured them that she was fine but that she appreciated their concern. My boss contacted me to tell me that I did the right thing and that she didn't notice (she sits 2 cubes away) the small things I pointed out that are tell tale signs of someone not doing well. My teammate had packed up her desk and done a few other things.
We are going through another company re-organization but not one on our team is effected. This is the 3rd re-org this year alone. Most of the office in MPLS is being let go and this could have played a part in it.
Despite everyone telling me I did a good thing... I feel terrible and I know I would have felt worse had she done something.
I guess its human nature to feel this way.