Check this site out if you or someone you knew or know has ever been involved in a suicide attempt or a completed suicide. An international effort (already successful) by the mother of a young man who lost his life to suicide. (www.casper.org.nz) In his case, she believes it was suicide by SSRI meds that he was taking.
Hey we have all seen the commercials for meds, where they quietly and quickly mention that possible ” side effects ” could be suicidal thoughts or worse ” so this is no far out theory. Psychiatry is important, and in some cases meds as well. However we are quickly becoming a cookie cutter world when it comes to mental health. The new DSM V promotes even more labels for people to fit in, the big pharm is pumping out new meds for these faster than the speed of light, to run by the FDA ( $$$) who then allows for the drug to be marketed . Doctors get paid, big pharm continues in a billions and billions industry, and lots of cash is on the line.
What about that line? Don’t we have to draw it somewhere? Soon we will all be walking around like zombies mourning our disorder. By the way, most of you know this, but these diagnoses are ” concocted ” by 200 anonymous psychologists along with the APA. I think there may be a slight conflict of interest there, but I will hold back for now. Also the DSM is a book of SYMPTOMS. No treatment options are offered. It is one of the greatest smoke and mirrors effort to cash out the people by over labeling them.
I think parents need to be very careful when they get the call form their child’s school pushing for a psychiatric evaluation. Very careful.
Check this out, do what you can to get involved in Suicide prevention. Who knows, you may save a life just by getting educated.