Why Would a Young Person Start Shooting in School?


drugs-treat-depression-medicineProzac and other SSRIs kill kids—and not just from suicide. A judge now agrees. New Action Alert!

Scientists and integrative doctors have been aware of these drugs leading to violence for years, but now it is also the ruling of a Canadian judge, who found that a teenager killed his friend because of a reaction to SSRI antidepressants. Meanwhile more and more kids are being “screened” and pushed to take these prescriptions.

In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Justice Robert Heinrichs concluded that a 15-year-old boy was under the influence of Prozac when he fatally stabbed a close friend. Although the boy pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, the judge cited the drug’s side effects as a reason to keep the case in juvenile court and give him a more lenient sentence.

Prozac is prescribed to curb depression, but as we reported in March, SSRIs are linked to a shockingly heightened risk of violence toward others. Not just suicide, which a black box warning on the package already warns against. But sudden, unexplained, and often murderous violence against others.

In the Canadian case, Justice Heinrich concluded the medication set off a steady deterioration in the young killer’s behavior. “He had become irritable, restless, agitated, aggressive and unclear in his thinking,” the judge said. “It was while in that state he overreacted in an impulsive, explosive and violent way. Now that his body and mind are free and clear of any effects of Prozac, he is simply not the same youth in behavior or character.”

In this case, the teenage murderer had a history of smoking marijuana, had abused prescription drugs, and “experimented” with cocaine. Ironically, it was to help him break free of these behaviors that a family doctor prescribed Prozac for depression.

Remember, the Columbine High School shootings and the spree shootings at a community center in Los Angeles, two brokerage firms in Atlanta, and a printing plant in Kentucky were all perpetrated by people taking Prozac, Zoloft, Luvox, Paxil, or a related SSRI antidepressant drug.

The US Food and Drug Administration and the Health Protection Branch (HPB) of Health Canada know all this. So why does the FDA require the warning against suicide on the drug package but no warning against acts of violence? It would seem that the FDA simply does not want to take any responsibility for the acts of mass violence in our schools and workplaces that have become increasingly common since the agency’s approval of these drugs.

Meanwhile doctors are not only prescribing more and more SSRIs to teenagers, but schools and educational agencies are also pushing teenagers to get mental health screenings. The “teen screen” program uses inducements like free movie tickets to coerce them into being screened, and then asks such questions as whether they ever feel insecure or depressed (what teen doesn’t?). Very often, the answer is more medication from these truly dangerous drugs.

Parents can object (if they hear about the screening in advance, which is not guaranteed), but if they do, they may be charged with child abuse, child neglect, or educational neglect!

Rep. Ron Paul has introduced the Parental Consent Act of 2011, which would prohibit the use of federal funds for any universal or mandatory mental health screening program for kids. HR 2769 also addresses the problem of educational institutions using a parent’s refusal to consent to mental health screenings for his or her child as the basis for a charge of abuse or neglect. Any school or agency that does such a thing would no longer be able to receive federal education funding.

Children shouldn’t be automatically screened for mental health issues without explicit parental consent, especially if there is no indication of mental health problems. It violates parental rights, the diagnostic criteria are vague, and federal funds shouldn’t support programs that could lead to the increased over-medication of children.

An identical bill has been introduced in the Senate, S 1800, by Sen. Rand Paul.

Please contact your senators and representative and ask them to support this extremely important legislation. Take action TODAY!

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  • Dr. Richard Edlich

    In our country, it is hard to find a pediatrician that will actually talk to the children rather than just prescribing drugs to them that can harm or even kill them! There is an urgent need to train doctors and physicians so they do not prescribe dangerous medications to kids and adults who do not need them….this is malpractice!!

    • Lou

      “In our country, it is hard to find a pediatrician that will actually talk to the children rather than just prescribing drugs to them that can harm or even kill them!”

      I would add a pediatrician is a “doctor” who does not have the ethics or professional drive to research the deadly toxins he is putting into his young patients. Perhaps this is why he will not look them in the eye and relate to them on a human basis.

      Again I apologize to the honest pediatricians.


  • Suzanne

    This can all be fixed with nutrition as well.

  • Joanne Cali

    Thank you for pointing out the hard truths we have to face about SSRIs and the wave of shocking violence that never before occurred in children — and all in those ingesting the drugs that supposedly help them. An interesting study was done “A study out of the University of Southern California in 1996 looked at a group of mutant mice in an experiment that had gone terribly wrong. These genetically engineered mice were the most violent creatures they had ever witnessed. They were born lacking the… enzyme which metabolizes serotonin. As a result their brains were awash in serotonin. This excess serotonin is what the researchers determined was the cause for this extreme violence. Antidepressants produce the same end result as they inhibit the metabolism of serotonin…

    “It is believed that the high serotonin levels over stimulate the brain stem leading to a lack of muscle paralysis during sleep thus allowing the patient to act out the dreams or nightmares they are having. Connecticut witnessed the Prozac-induced case of Kelly Silk several years ago. This young mother attacked her family with a knife, then set the house on fire killing all but her 8 year old daughter who ran to the neighbors. As she stood bleeding and screaming for help she explained, ‘Help! My mommy is having a nightmare!”

  • John

    Dear wonderful legislators !

    Thank you for doing a good job !

    Why are people drugging other people ?

    Let’s spend more happy time with children !

    If you are concerned about children’s behaviour , volunteer to be a mentor !

    Happy time and talk with children ! These are the anti-drugs !

    Let’s help to educate parents about happy time with their children !

    Thank you , wonderful legislators , for doing a good job !

  • pat doran

    this is not rocket science–SSRI drugs were developed in germany under dr. mengele and came over here via project paperclip–give the NAZIS a job plan of the corporate governemtn/CIA-and to the CIA mind control programs-SSRI drugs ALL result in seratonin intoxication–and works just like alcohol in a way, first you get a little woosy, then full on dizzy and a fall risk, then you get moody and cranky, and as it continues to build up in the blood you get PSYCHOTIC AND CRANKY and that leads to suicide, and/or homocidal behavior…ever notice how all these mass murderers were on SSRI drugs–and three from Virginia–all on paxil–and the home of the CIA—that guy at Ft. Hood was even a psychiatrist WORKING FOR THE CIA—and the manufacturers know all this–the way these drugs work is they stop the body from metabolizing–breaking down-seratonin in the body–in the gut where it is manufactured—the body responds by making LESS seratonin, and that makes one MORE DEPRESSED and agitated…vicious cycle–and as it build up in the liver–it is EASY to test for seratonin intoxication–simple blood test–BUT NO ONE DOES IT. criminal doctors make up this baloney that the tests are unreliable–but they KNOW THEY ARE LYING–they just know to do what they are told by the BIG PHARMA people that own them–and the world suffers this psychopathy.

  • coalmine canary

    One more case in point ,why unconstitutional mandates over our own health, do *not* protect people as many innocently and wrongly believe that they do. And one more good reason to fight government control over our lives. Good lord! Thank you for reporting this, ANH it’s very, very important. I just forwarded this article/petition to a practicing attorney as an fyi and hope others will do the same. Thanks everybody!

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  • Finally, this data is seeing the light of day! The media, afraid of losing the funding that the pharmaceutical industry contributes to them, will not publish these facts. Many politicians,
    also dependent on contributions from drug companies look the other way. It has been swept under the rug for years. Good on ANH-USA for putting it out and giving folks a needed dose
    of truth; as well as a voice to decry this abuse.

  • brad roon

    Read a study long ago in Psychology Today which pointed out that using a psychiatrist to treat depression cured depression after . . . (ready?) Never. Apparently the only cure a shrink had for depression was death.
    Of course now they have new “treatments”, however that same article pointed out that patients who decided to do something their selves about depression on average took about 3 years, and it didn’t seem to matter too much whether they decided to exercise, get a hobby or whatever.
    And they call other people quacks!

  • Lou

    “So why does the FDA require the warning against suicide on the drug package but no warning against acts of violence?”

    SSRIs interfere with the neurotransmitter action that connects the frontal lobes of the brain with the rest of the brain, thus creating a chemical lobotomy effect. The frontal lobe is the seat of higher human functions such as love, connection, empathy, creativity, initiative, autonomy and willpower. By reducing human self-consciousness these drugs may rob us of our spirituality, our very souls. OTOH if you are working to create a nation of order following automatons it’s the way to go.

    “Behind the scenes, however, MK-869 was starting to unravel. True, many test subjects treated with the medication felt their hopelessness and anxiety lift. But so did nearly the same number who took a placebo, a look-alike pill made of milk sugar or another inert substance given to groups of volunteers in clinical trials to gauge how much more effective the real drug is by comparison. The fact that taking a faux drug can powerfully improve some people’s health—the so-called placebo effect—has long been considered an embarrassment to the serious practice of pharmacology. Ultimately, Merck’s foray into the antidepressant market failed. In subsequent tests, MK-869 turned out to be no more effective than a placebo. In the jargon of the industry, the trials crossed the futility boundary.” Placebo often MORE Effective than Drug

    “It’s not that the old meds are getting weaker, drug developers say. It’s as if the placebo effect is somehow getting stronger. The fact that an increasing number of medications are unable to beat sugar pills has thrown the industry into crisis.” Scientific American February 2009

    “Antidepressant drugs have been proven to be no more effective than sugar pills. Some studies have even found that sugar pills may produce better results than antidepressants!” Doctor Joseph Mercola MD

    What is so pathetic about the depression is that depression is one of the easier health problems to solve on your own. A few dozen hours of research will yield the conclusion that simple depression is easily CURED on you own by KNOWLEDGE. Supplementation with fish oil and exercise solves over 50% of simple depression; this has been demonstrated in honest clinical trials..


    SSRIs demonstrate in HONEST clinical trials, trials not run by big pharma or their lackey the FDA, that SSRIs are no more efficacious than an HONEST placebo, dishonest placebos are the latest big pharma/FDA clinical dishonesty.

    How Big Pharma Conducts “Clinical Trials”

    “Researchers reviewed 2,164 clinical trials of antidepressants. They found that a fake pill would work just as well as antidepressants. It likely would be cheaper and far safer too. The reviewers discarded all but six studies for bad methodology. In other words, Big Pharma conducted only six out of 2,164 studies correctly. That should tell you something about Big Pharma’s methodology.” Doctor Robert Rowen MD

    “One analysis of 111 final applications for drug approval found that nearly half had adverse side effects. What’s more, 42 percent skipped out on important data from randomized trials, 40 percent relied on flawed dosages during testing and 39 percent didn’t even offer evidence of clinical efficacy. Then, when the feds approve these meds based on those flawed studies anyway, the drug companies quietly recruit friendly docs and encourage them to use the drugs off-label for all kinds of other conditions. Prof. Light says these doctors become “double agents” secretly in league with Big Pharma instead of their own patients. These industry-friendly docs even ignore or dismiss patients’ complaints about the meds.” Doctor William Douglass MD

    Folks you have MUCH better odds in Las Vegas plugging the programmed slots than taking a toxic drug based on these rigged “clinical trials”.


    So what are the WORTHLESS, dangerous, poisonous, toxic and extremely violence provoking SSRIs doing on the market? Why are these violence provoking toxins being given to hundreds of thousands of returning military? The effects of the SSRIs are described as living out your worst fears as you “dream”. We can imagine what a war veteran is forced to endure, often OFTEN. Are you telling me the Medical Industry and HHS are not aware of this decades long tragedy?

    IMO it is very clear, the FDA works for the eugenic Rockefeller clan. John D Rockefeller swore to destroy the USA; it looks like his kin may help make his oath come true.

  • Rix

    I had personally and professionally experienced the effects of these drugs on children, including my own child over 10 years ago. At times I even witnessed and had to administer these drugs that were at times court ordered. I pray that the lawmakers throughout the world wake up to the devistating effects of these legally sanctioned medications before there are widespread consequenses. If the truth were known we are probably seeing the cosequenses played out daily in the news outlets while the causes are being covered up. Thanks ANH for educating more people to the truth behind the wave of violence that is occuring.

  • Thank you for the information, and for enabling me to ask legislators to do the responsible thing and support this Act.
    The SSRIs and a plague on humanity, and on pets as well, causing more drugs to be prescribed, with disastrous effect on human lives and economy.
    Happy New Year to ANH and accomplishment of all wishes,

  • A friend was prescribed SSRI’s He became hyper, then manic. It was in no way his fault; he was innocent ; he simply took what was prescribed for him.