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The Link to Suicide In the Military and SSRIs

The Link to Suicide In the Military and SSRIs

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Some cold hard facts about Suicide the Military and SSRI
Some cold hard facts about Suicide the Military and SSRI

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January 20, 2013
 
On September 11, 2001 this country lost 2,996 people. Some say this was the most tragic day in United States history. Suppose you have six jets go down every single day killing 783,936 people a year. Now would you consider that a threat to the Nation? Over 750,000 people actually do die in the United States every year, from prescription drug overdose and very often times this is SUICIDE as a result of the drugs. 
 
 
The number of suicides in the past decade, 3,438, exceeds the 3,256 combat deathssuffered by the United States and its allies in Afghanistan.
 
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs,
 
I just have to say that we need to alltake a minute to bring something to thefront and center. These past fewmonths I have been digging in tosomething that causes me great pain asan American. Everything seems to just be going downhill in the news. Wehave Fast and Furious scandal,  Bengazi Scandal, Sandy Hook, theAurora Batman Shooting, I could goon all day. The thing that gets methough, we have something going onin this country that should be at the top of the media, should be in every news paper, magazine, tv program, yet barely anything, maybe 60 seconds of time onyour nightly news.
 
HAS ANYONE BEEN PAYING ATTENTION TO OUR US MILITARYHERO'S that are dropping like flies from SUICIDE? We need to fight thisWAR ON TERROR. A terror so great that our OWN US SOLDIERS wouldrather take their own lives then live with it for another day.
 
I just for the life of me can NOT understand how thisinformation is not on thefront page and is barelymentioned on our corporate run media! Asan American, being proudto be the grand daughter of a WW2 POW, am indisbelief at how little isdone, how little respect isgiven, these men andwomen fight for all wehave, we need to fight for them now. Wouldn't you agree?
 
The US Military’s suicide rate grew a startling 15 percent in 2012.
The Pentagon, which has putgreat effort into lowering military suicide rates, has acknowledged that battle casualties are no longer 
the primary reason for soldiers’ deaths.
US Military suicides in 2012 exceeded the total combatfatalities in Afghanistan in 2012. source
March 20, 2010 The Secretary of The Army was presentedwith AR-15-6 :
 
GUIDANCE FOR INVESTIGATING OFFICERS CONDUCTINGAN AR 15-6 INVESTIGATION INTO A SUSPECTED SOLDIER SUICIDE
 
 
The purpose of an AR 15-6 investigation into a suspected suicide is to identify thecircumstances, methods, and contributing factors surrounding the event. Theinvestigation should examine the Soldie!s behavior before the event; actions by thechain of command; and potential improvements to the unils, installation's, or Armyssuicide prevention program. The completed investigation should provide clear, relevant, and practical recommendation(s) to prevent future suicides.
 
During the investigation, coordinate with the behavioral or other health provider, as well as withthe Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner, when applicable, to obtain informationrelated to prescription drugs, autopsy report, toxicology report, etc. In addition, make sure the provider(s) fully understands that all medical information will be included as exhibits in thereport of investigation before completion of the findings and recommendations.PDF of Document HERE
 
Seems what this is for is to just find someone or something else to blame.
 
In 2000, New York legislators recognized the ubiquitous and unambiguous connection betweenviolence, especially gun violence and mass murder, and the widespread prescribed use of  psychiatric drugs.
Senate Bill 7035 was introduced in the New York State Senate that yearrequiring police agencies to report to the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)on certain crimes and suicides committed by a person who is using psychiatric drugs
,including assault, homicide, sex offenses, robbery offenses, firearms and other dangerousweapons offenses, kidnapping and arson. The preamble to the bill read, in part:
 
There is a large body of scientific research establishing a connection between violence andsuicide and the use of psychotropic drugs in some cases. This research, which has been publishedin peer reviewed publications such as the American Journal of Psychiatry, The Journal of theAmerican Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and The Journal of Forensic Science,has shown, among other things, that: certain drugs can induce mania (a psychosis which can produce bizarre, grandiose and highly elaborated destructive plans, including mass murder);. ..and certain drugs can produce an acute psychotic reaction in an individual not previously psychotic.It is well past time that Congress and state legislatures and government agencies at all levelsformally investigate the well established link between prescribed use of psychiatric drugs, schoolshootings and similar acts of senseless violence.Instead of intimidating the NRA into negotiating
away Americans’ Second Amendment rights through its seat at the table in Washington, the
government should be demanding answers and explanations from PhRMA and the pharmaceutical companies.
 
The fact is, the kinds of guns used by mass shooters are far
 
less relevant than the kinds of drugs they were prescribed.
 
Why aren’t there bills being introduced in Congress and state legislatures to tighten down on the
indiscriminate, unmonitored use of these killer drugs?
Death by suicide is at record levels in thearmed services. Simultaneously the use of antidepressant drugs is also at record levels, including brand names like Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa and Lexapro. According to the army, in 2007 17% of 

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