Friday, February 07, 2014

10th anniversary of Cymbalta's victim Traci Johnson: drug induced suicidal ideation

Since 2008 I remember Traci Johnson tragic death in Eli-Lilly facilities during Cymbalta clinical trials. I started posting at my blog Justana and now I publish there and here. This beautiful and great woman hanged herself as a side effect of the drug Cymbalta. Her story is known by all of those who are trying hard to raise awareness about the side effects of psychiatric drugs whether they are patients or doctors like Peter Breggin, David Healy and so many others. When I first saw her picture I was amazed because I thought she resembles me. I asked my dad and he agreed. Maybe this resemblance affected my choice among so many other hideous stories of young people and children losing their lives because of antidepressants SSRIs. I found the left picture yesterday when I was searching to make this post and the picture at the right by Jacqueline Larma/AP showing - "Pallbearers carry the coffin of Traci Johnson out of the Philadelphia church where she was active in everything from teaching Sunday school to singing in the choir. Johnson, 19, committed suicide Saturday in an Indianapolis clinic."

R.I.P. little angel.
I am representing all colors in this candle because you are shinning so much that you light is being seen from far.


Anonymous said...

Nice memorial, Justana. You seem very dedicated to keep your site going all these years. Good luck.

Ana said...

Thank you dear.
Not lately.
Everybody stopped and they meant a lot.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that, Ana. I didn't get notified of your reply. Maybe I forgot to check a box or something. Have a happy day.

dc reporter said...

Hi Ana: I am doing a story on Alison. Can we chat?
I am at annys DOT shin AT washpost.com


Ana said...

Never mind my friend.

dc reporter,
Just read it today.
I'll e-mail you even thou i don't think i have to much to add.
I'm glad someone is doing something for Alison.

Anonymous said...

It seems like comment notifications by email is not working on your site. I try to stay updated on your blog posts and comments using RSS.

Ana said...

No, it is not.
The problem is that my g-mail was hacked and when they gave me the account back it became impossible to use it.
I don't know what to do.
I'm not updating lately because I'm working.
I feel extremely sad that so little was achieved and how hard it is to unite people to raise awareness.
Each person is an island and has a way to approach it.
We have only one message but... hard to unite.
Without a strong and united group of people it is impossible to raise awareness on any subject.
And we are fighting one of the most power consortium of this era.
I admire those who keep going with integrity and dignity.
Maybe I'll be back... dunno.
It is better to find me at my other blog.
I'm not accessing this one very often.
I feel guilty but...

Ana said...

I have to make a lot of work on the book I wrote but I don't feel like doing it now.
I'm tired Andy.
It is like banging the head on the wall.

Ivana said...

Hi Ana,

I'm taking drugs for 23 years. I've took all kind of medicaments there are in market for depression. I have to tell, Cymbalta was the worst I ever took! I took it for 2 years and I instead of getting better, I fell horrible while I was taking it and it was the most difficult medicament to give up from, even doing it slowlly like doctors advice. I just don't understand why it is still in the market!

Ana said...

Thank you for the comment Ivana.
I hope that it helps others who are already taking the drug and those who are considering taking it.
Please, search with the psychiatrists who are telling the harms of psychiatric drugs.
There are numerous books, sites and people telling their stories.
Be at peace.

Anonymous said...

I know Traci personally. She is part of my family! I really appreciate this blog! She is missed grately by all! What is your email so we can talk some more?

Ana said...

I'm sorry I didn't answer you earlier.
My email is justana9@gmail.com
I hope you get in touch.
I was out of town and didn't have time to make this year's post to Tracy.
I've been doing it since 2008 and didn't want to break it.
But since the last post is about her it is ok.
Please get in touch.

M said...

How is the trial? Are there anybody being judged? Maybe we can exchange information


Ana said...

hi M,
There was no trial. The family disappeared. Most people suspect that they were paid t be silent.