From Dr.Ann BLake Tracy:
Sunday, 31 August 2008
It is with a great sadness I report to you the tragic death of Chris Brockman. The story from his mother below explains what happened to Chris – a story that has been repeated over and over aganin with these deadly antidepressants. Chris was only 15 when he was given this cocktail of drugs that caused him to act so completely out of character in such a violent way. What we as a society have done to children like Chris is reprehensible!
I would encourage you to send your condolences to his mother, Cynthia, who joined us in Washington, DC last year to testify to the FDA about the dangers of these drugs. She can be reached at the following e-mail address: email@example.com And for the handful of you who are still on this list only to defend your use of these drugs I would ask that you please leave Cynthia alone to grieve for the loss of her son.
In Chris’ case I feel responsible in that I did not push even harder for a supportive newsletter to go out to all of the kids stuck in prison for using these drugs that were never approved for use in these children. If this case stirs anyone to offer to help with this project, PLEASE let me know. I DO NOT want to ever see another of these tragedies happen again! The problem is that it is against prison policy for inmates to correspond with one another. As a result there is no way for them to be supportive or to obtain support from those who understand what they have been through more than anyone else on the planet. But they could get a newsletter that discusses what is happening with the cases of others in their position. They could follow the progress of appeals, etc. I think this might have been a help to Chris so that he would not have felt so alone.
Cynthia, together we join in offering you our prayers of comfort.
Ann Blake-Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition For Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & author of Prozac: Panacea
or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare ()
Subject: Chris passed away last night RE: Remember the prisoners as if chained with them
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2006 09:50:17 -0500 (EST)
My sweet, precious son, Christopher Anson Brockman, passed away last night. He had been so depressed and off of his omega-3-fatty-acid found in fish oil for a few months…. I saw him last Sunday and he was not himself. He hung himself last night at 6:52 pm….
Thank you for your prayers.
My 18 year old son is serving a life sentence for murder that he committed while on Zoloft and Adderall and Risperdal. We grieve not only the tragic loss of life, but also his life sentence for the involuntary intoxication and akathisia adverse effects resulting from iatrogenic phenomenom that caused him to be temporarily insane when he committed his offense. We are on our second appeal request for a new trial. We have post conviction new evidence that after having been discontinued from the akathisia inducing Rx, akathisia symptoms disappeared for almost a year only to reappear when
Zoloft was later readministered. We have no doubt that it was the doctor prescribed medication caused the type of brain damage that destroyed his cognitive and behavioral normal functioning.
We have and are continuing to suffer beyond description from the medical malpractice and negligent prescription of SSRI’s and other medications at the hands not only of the free world doctor that initially poisoned my son, but also at the hands of incompetent and negligent doctors in the penal institutions.
When will the pharmaceutical killing fields be stopped? How many more have to die as a result of these defective prescription drug products?
I am a religious volunteer who counsels inmates and am shocked at the number of prisoners who have had catastrophic adverse and toxic reactions to their medication which caused them to commit crimes. They are experiencing some of the same Rx reactions while still on some of the same doctor presribed drugs that sent them to prison.
I will write again.
God Bless You, Cynthia Brockman
“Judgment is without mercy for those who have shown no mercy. Mercy overcomes (triumphs over) judgment.” James 2:13
“Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of God.” Psalm 92:13
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