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.


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

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

  3. 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.

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


  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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...

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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?

  12. I'm sorry I didn't answer you earlier.
    My email is
    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.

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

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

  15. My name is Traci and I look like so much like the late Ms. Johnson. The first time I read her story and saw her picture it shook me to the core. I was on antidepressants for half my life, I was suicidal the whole time. I bought the Dr excuse, "it's your illness, not the meds" I got off my meds and never once thought about suicide again. They're all dangerous. I read about Ms. Johnson's tragic story right before my journey of tapering over 6 years ago. I felt a hole in my soul for her. I still feel it. I talk with people all the time about the risks associated with taking these meds. I don't think the benefits outweigh the risks at all. Now many psych meds have black box warnings, even death as a "side effect". That's not a side effect, that's an effect of the drug. Thank you for writing this. Once a year on my "psych meds sobriety" anniversary, I make the day a day I pray and meditate for Traci, and the many others who lost their battle because of the effects of the drugs. I feel blessed to have made it out alive.

  16. Hi sweetheart! I only read your comment today.
    I hope you succeed getting off of these drugs.


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