Informed Consent: You have the right to know About Your Medications
Between 2011 and 2014, approximately one in nine Americans of all ages reported taking at least one antidepressant medication in the past month.
One in six Americans take some kind of psychiatric drug — mostly antidepressants. (2016)
Many of the these prescriptions were given to people for reasons other than depression.
Included in this site are real stories about prescribed tragedies that were avoidable and shouldn’t have happened.
My husband, Joe, was driven to jump off a balcony after 30 days on an anti-depressant, known as an SSRI (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor), which was prescribed to him for short-term situational anxiety.
He never should have been given the medicine based on FDA Guidelines.
The information provided on this site is compiled from a variety of sources. They include: The FDA, non-pharmaceutical organizations, medical experts, the American Psychiatric Association, independent research companies, the Department of Defense and public health and safety advocates. In order to make well informed medical decisions, people need accurate information. The reality for some people taking SSRI’s is that they experience serious adverse side effects.
We aren’t anti-drug. But we want to champion accurate information.
Butterflies for Joe took flight after our avoidable tragedy.