A recent Gallup poll found that 80 percent of Americans blame the mental health system for mass shootings. Additionally, Drug use remains the third-highest-ranking factor in gun violence.
Until a decade or more ago, the subject of abuse in the field of mental health would only be relevant to those individuals and families who have had or do have the potential for mental health situations to arise.
Yet today, the subject of abuse in the field of mental health has everything to do with EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US, NO MATTER HOW WELL WE ARE ORCHESTRATING OUR LIVES!
Why, you may ask, is this the case?
One answer – violence, aggression and homicidal ideation, which are drug side effects listed on the package insert of many psychiatric drugs.
The majority of mass-shooters were on the drugs at one point. A mass-shooting is a variable that is even less controllable then a family situation of a relative who is experiencing mental health symptoms.
We are now, all of us, open to the risk of the violence from someone who is or has been on the psychiatric drugs. This issue belongs to all of us!
In an article, titled “Suicidality, violence and mania caused by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs): A review and analysis”, Dr. Peter Breggin talks about the violent effects of psychiatric drugs and several studies that evidenced this.
(Note: Fluoxetine is Prozac)
“The report provided a clinical window into the development of obsessive violence and a school shooter mentality. A twelve-year-old boy on fluoxetine developed nightmares about becoming a school shooter and then began to lose track of reality concerning these events. This case occurred in a controlled-clinical trial and the investigators did not know that the child was getting fluoxetine until they broke the double-blind code. The child’s reaction occurred long before any of the well-known school shootings had taken place. Therefore, his reaction was not inspired by the school shootings; it was not a ‘copycat’:
Thirty-eight days after beginning the protocol, F. experienced a violent nightmare about killing his classmates until he himself was shot. He awakened from it only with difficulty, and the dream continued to feel ‘very real.’ He reported having had several days of increasingly vivid ‘bad dreams’ before this episode; these included images of killing himself and his parents dying. When he was seen later that day he was agitated and anxious, refused to go to school and reported marked suicidal ideation that made him feel unsafe at home as well. ”
It’s time to get every-single person informed on the FDA warnings on psychiatric drugs and it’s time to inform the public about their right to alternative treatment.