4/13/2001 – Another school shooting & antidepressants

Well, now that it is public information we can let you know that once again
antidepressants were involved in another of the recent school shootings. Beth
Bush had been on antidepressants before shooting a classmate. This article is
from the Washington Post. Of course we are led to believe that the
“antidepressants failed to help”, rather than being educated to the fact that
they were the CAUSE of the shooting.

Ann Blake-Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition For Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/nation/latestap/A13049-2001Apr12.html

H.S. Shooter Talks of Taunting

The Associated Press
Thursday, April 12, 2001; 9:19 PM

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. A 14-year-old girl said she shot a classmate last month
to make the victim “know my pain” from repeated teasing and taunting.

Elizabeth Bush told the ABC News program “20/20” that the shooting has played
over repeatedly in her mind since March 7, the day she shot Kim Marchese at
the cafeteria of Bishop Neumann Junior-Senior High School.

Elizabeth, who had transferred into the school a year earlier, told
interviewer Connie Chung that she was deeply depressed and counseling and
anti-depressants failed to help.

“They’d just call me an idiot, stupid, fat, ugly, faggot, whatever,”
Elizabeth said in the interview, which is scheduled to air Friday.

Elizabeth said her depression caused her to cut her arms with a razor. She
said Kim had befriended her but told others about the self-mutilation,
leaving her feeling betrayed.

“People express their anger different ways,” Elizabeth said. “Crying helps.
That didn’t help me. So I thought maybe I’d try this and maybe it will help.
And it’s just like the actually the pain is it just takes away all your
depression and for a minute you’re not depressed anymore.”

She was sentenced April 4 to an open-ended term at a psychiatric facility.

Kim Marchese, who was wounded in the right shoulder, told Chung that she now
knows she should have acted differently.

“I knew the teasing was wrong and that’s why I asked her if it was bothering
her so I would stop,” Kim said, “I mean, I should have stopped right away.”

© 2001 The Associated Press

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1/17/2001 – Upcoming Radio Show & New Site for ICFDA

Mark Miller has spent some long hours developing a whole new look for our
website. He has really done a wonderful job and I want you all to see it. So if
you have not had an opportunity lately to take a look I invite you to check out
the site at www.drugawareness.org The best “Thank you” you can give Mark, or any
of us who are dedicated to bringing you this information, is to pass the web
address out to all you know so that they too can gather the information they
need to save a loved one’s life.

And this coming Sunday (or Monday, depending on what part of the country you are
in) I will the be guest on Art Bell’s Coast to Coast radio program. Ian Punnett
will be the host of the show so it should be good. He and I did a show together
a couple of weeks ago and he is an incredible interviewer. The interview will go
for three hours beginning at 11:00 PM Pacific Time. This is a national program
and is literally heard from coast to coast. To find a station in your area to
listen in or to listen online just go to www.artbell.com. (BTW if you have read
my book, you know that I do not encourage anyone to be awake during those hours
so get a tape ready to record the show and go to bed! 🙂 )

Ann Blake-Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org

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