Let's hope this won't happen in our town: bullying results in death Schools & Kids, posted by Alice Smith, a resident of the Green Acres neighborhood, on Apr 9, 2009 at 7:56 pm
An 11 year old boy killed himself by hanging after bullying at middle school. This tragedy reminds us all that there is no place for bullying and that schools must take effective and prompt action if it occurs. Parents should speak up and children should know that they can contact the ACLU help line at any time for assistance should they be afraid to discuss bullying with their parents or their school. We are listed in the phone book.
"In late 2004 media attention was given to a proposed link between SSRI use and juvenile suicide. For this reason, the use of SSRIs in pediatric cases of depression is now recognized by the United States FDA as warranting a cautionary statement to the parents of children who may be prescribed SSRIs by a family doctor. The FDA's currently required packaging insert for SSRIs includes a warning (known as a "black box warning") that a pooled analysis of placebo controlled trials of 9 antidepressant drugs (including multiple SSRIs) resulted in a risk of suicidality that was twice that of placebo. At the same time, in adults SSRIs do not increase the risk of suicide."