ANTIDEPRESSANT: GA – Veteran Shoots Self in Front of Wife

Donovan Hernandez

Donovan and Chloe Hernandez

“That entire day he was acting strange,” Crystal said. “He was cleaning his guns, he was crying a lot. He was diagnosed with depression and he was sad often times. I didn’t know he was thinking about ending his own life.”

Crystal’s husband, 43-year-old Donovan Hernandez, served 21 years in the Army. He spent his last 16 years at Fort Benning, and Crystal said Donovan took his own life before her very eyes on July 12, 2014 around 10:30 p.m.

Thanks to Pamela Cole for alerting us to this case. Pam lost her own father to Prozac and accompanied us to the 2004 hearings on antidepressants and suicide.

See the full story on Donovan Hernandez in the link below, but I have never seen a case involving shooting ones self in front of the family if it did not involve an antidepressant. It reminds me of Gary and Maria, both pharmacists in Florida. Both on Prozac Maria first attempted suicide on the drug, survived, got off and continued to warn Gary he needed to get off it. He assured her he was fine until he walked in the TV room and while the family was watching shot himself in front of them. Maria took Prozac off the shelves of their pharmacy declaring it was NOT a medication, but a deadly drug. We met as we both testified at the 1991 FDA hearing on Prozac and suicide.


Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness &
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!”

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.

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!

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