Anti-depressants kill another: Christopher Brockman

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: 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 & author of Prozac: Panacea
or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare ()

From: “cab16”
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)

Dear Cassie,

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.

Love, Cynthia—

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


At 10:07 AM , Blogger vinehealth said…
The following is from Chris’ mother Cynthia Brockman.

Subject: thank you for your sympathy again
RE: Cynthia, I am shocked and so sorry to learn about Chris!!!

Dear Ann Blake-Tracy,

Just wanted to say thank you again for the outpouring of sympathy from you and all of the condolences from those who have responded to me and Chris.

For those who have asked about what they can do, could you please send out an email that if anyone would like to send flowers or donations for Chris’ funeral expenses, here’s what they can do.

They can send flowers to WADE’S FUNERAL HOME, 4140 WEST PIONEER PARKWAY, ARLINGTON, TEXAS 76013, (817)274.9233.

Visitation and viewing will be Tuesday, 1/10/5, from 6pm-8pm at the Wade’s Funeral Home.

If they would like to send a donation for Chris’ funeral expenses, they can send donations directly to NORTH DAVIS CHURCH OF CHRIST for Chris Brockman, at 1601 NORTH DAVIS DRIVE, ARLINGTON, TEXAS 76012, (817)277.6347. Any donations in excess of funeral expenses will be donated back to charities, associations, and defense funds affiliated with SSRI drug danger awareness.

Graveside services will be on Wednesday, 1/11/5, at 11am at MOORE MEMORIAL GARDENS, 1219 NORTH DAVIS DRIVE, ARLINGTON, TEXAS 76012, (817)275.2711.

Thank you so much for your outpouring. I am truly touched and encouraged. Thank you for remember my dear, sweet son, Christopher Anson Brockman, born 2/26/83, died 1/5/6 at age 22. I love him with all of my heart and miss him so very much.

Love, Cynthia

— On Sat 01/07, < > wrote:

From: [mailto: ]
Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2006 13:42:44 -0500
Subject: Cynthia, I am shocked and so sorry to learn about Chris!!!


This is Ann Blake-Tracy. I just heard. I am so very sorry to learn about Chris!

This is the most tragic lesson for this group to have happen to help them realize how important this newsletter is that I have begged so many to help with for so very long! For years now I have asked that someone gather info from all those in prison and put it in a newsletter since they cannot write to each other to lend support. I think it would be a big help to all of them to know what others are going through and how their cases are coming along. It would be a type of support for them. They have been left behind and so alone like no one else in these tragedies.

I know there is really nothing to say other than I am just sick to learn of this senseless loss of life. I will reach Rosie, who is currently traveling to visit her sister who is dying of cancer brought on by years of use of an older antidepressant, to let her know. I know she will want to talk to you.



Ann Blake-Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness & author of Prozac: Panacea
or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare ()

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Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
(DrugAwareness.Org & SSRIstories.Net)
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

She has specialized since 1990 in adverse reactions to serotonergic medications (such as Prozac, Sarafem, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Celexa, Lexapro, Effexor, Serzone, Remeron, Anafranil, Fen-Phen, Redux and Meridia as well as the new atypical antipsychotics Zyprexa, Geodon, Seroquel and Abilify), as well as pain killers, and has testified before the FDA and congressional subcommittee members on antidepressants.

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan. You can even get a whole month of access to the withdrawal CD with tips on rebuilding after the meds, all six of my DVDs, hundreds of radio interviews, lectures, TV interviews I have done over the years PLUS my book on antidepressants with more information than you will find anywhere else for only $30 membership for a month (that is only $5 more than the book alone would cost) at (Definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)

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