Our hearts go out to the victims and families of this senseless, and what we believe was a totally avoidable tragedy, in Washington DC’s Naval Yard.
Today as we watched the story unfold on CNN we heard about the type of person Aaron’s stepfather said he was. He had recently been treated for insomnia, and it was said that Aaron was hearing voices coming though the walls. We couldn’t help but think that this sounded a lot like what was going on with our own daughter when she was given Trazodone, an antidepressant, that is Not approved by the FDA to be used as a sleep medication. So we searched the internet and found this article on the CCHR web site that confirmed our suspicions.
Aaron Alexis was another victim of antipsychotic drug induced violence. His family and friends are left trying to figure out what happened. I feel so bad for his mother. She said in her statement to the media that she doesn’t have any idea why this could have happened and probably never will.
Our hopes and prayers are that this information finds its’ way to his mother so she can find some resolve in knowing that her son would very likely not have committed this horrific act had it not been for an antidepressant induced psychosis, just as we found out after our son took his life.
Our son took the antidepressant Trazodone thinking it was a sleep aid as did Aaron Alexis, and we agree with Kelly Patricia O’Meara, the author of this featured article, that it is time to point the finger at those who are responsible! It is time to take the necessary actions to protect the American people!