This is Survivor Story number 35.
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My Son’s Suicide
“His doctor put him on Paxil. after several months of Paxil. He committed suicide with a single gun shot wound to the head.”
My son was on Zoloft for several years for depression and OCD.
Then I started to see bi-polar symptoms in him but being over 18 everything between his MD and psychologist were confidential. His doctor put him on Paxil. after several months of Paxil. He committed suicide with a single gun shot wound to the head on November 3, 2001.
He was my only child. Please anyone who is a parent out there and has a child with a mental illness, do everything you possibly can so this never happens to you. It is a horrible experience that you will remember for the rest of your life.
After my son’s death. I did have an attorney contact me regarding the Paxil. After filling out a 15 page report. I was told because my son took other meds before the Paxil, I wasnt able to be helped by them. I just wanted to share my story.