For nearly two years I saw a man in his 60’s for individual therapy, winding down to seeing him monthly. He had initially had some homicidal ideation toward a rejecting lover, feelings of depression, acute loneliness, etc. I last saw him in May and he was much more positive, dating a little, no further risky ideation, still lonely, but coming along. He was also overweight and diabetic. This man never missed an appointment, would arrive early, etc. After the last appointment I have heard nothing more from him. I have left messages on his home and cell phone on two occasions.
I am wondering whatever happened to him, and have general concern, though not for risk of harming himself or others. I jus t cared about the guy and am wondering what happened, particularly if he got sick or even died. I am assuming that that is NOT sufficient justification to call his emergency contact which he provided on his intake form. I am assuming that when a client vanishes, we do our typical outreach for no shows and leave it at that. Is there any case for trying to find out what happened to him?