Letter from Anne J.

SSRI Ed note: Young teen is put on Prozac at psych hospital, is released, has a bad reaction, chases friend with hammer, friend's mother blames Anne, not the drug.

Letter received from Reader:

On April 29, 2022, Anne J wrote:

I had a traumatic event I went through on Prozac when I was 14 years old.

In 1990 the psych hospital I had been sent to pumped me full of Prozac and when my insurance ran out they turned me loose.

I chased my best friend with a hammer. It felt like I was a character in a movie. I don’t remember everything.

My friend never spoke to me again- her mom said “there must be something in you to make you attack people” as if I intended to hurt my best friend.

It is still traumatic.

The documentaries about Michelle Carter and the show on Hulu are bringing up those old feelings. I hope they can help me and others work through very complicated mental health issues.

Thank you for your time and let me know if there is a good place to share my story.

Shame on big pharma for letting this continue to happen to people.