Columbine Shootings - Lingering Concerns over SSRI drugs

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Today we look back at the Columbine School massacre with the mother of one of the victims of that terrible shooting.   Donna Taylor has agreed to share her own experience as a mother whose child was shot by a school classmate.   Donna Taylor comes forward to talk about her continuing concerns about the use of anti-depressants and SSRI drugs and their potential to increase violent tendencies in patients who take these psychiatric medications.  Her son, Mark Taylor was only a high school student when he had sustained terrible injuries during the violent shooting spree at the Columbine school. Mark had suffered incredible blood loss resulting from 7 - 13 bullets as he laid on the ground at Columbine for almost 2 hours help could arrive. That traumatic memory will always remain with Mark Taylor, the memories of the shooting and lying there helpless for two hours with bullets whizzing around him while bleeding from nearly a dozen bullet wounds. Miraculously, Mark showed courage, strength and resiliency and eventually went on to a full medical recovery.  With his mother’s support and love,  Mark was brave enough to testify before the FDA.   Because of his horrendous experience, Mark Taylor became a truth teller regarding the dangers of antidepressants and SSRI medications and how those medications cause patients to have violent thoughts, homicidal ideations and thoughts of suicide. These drugs have long been known to have these severe side effects and there is a black box warning about this required by the FDA to be put on these medications. But doctors ignore these warnings and give these medications to patients anyway. One of these patients receiving this kind of medication was Eric Harris, the student who decided that fateful day to shoot and kill his fellow students at Columbine.

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