Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Brilliant Lives Cut Short

Marilyn, Van Gogh, Meriwether Lewis, Tchaikovsky - no doubt you detect a common theme.

This one comes out of "the vault," back from a year ago when I was still learning. Please overlook all my rookie mistakes - the message speaks for itself.


Anonymous said...

On May 20th, 2009 it will be a year since I found my greatest gift from God, my beautiful 15 and a half year old daughter, the light of my LIFE, and only child had gone to be with God. I'd asked people if they could evaluate her for bi-polar, as there handing her an RX for prozac after talking to the shrink for 10 minutes. My poor child also inherited from my ex, alcoholism/addiction, at 14 and a half she'd already gone inpatient twice for 35 days, had her Aunt's treated her terribbly, she was so confused, and I can never forgive myself, it was a tragic accident, yet I live with the guilt, 24/7, while if only rather than giving her a pill that Doctor had done what I'd asked, I might not be coming up on my first year without her!!! I miss my child more than life, actually I no longer have a life I just exist, and pray for the day we are re-united in Heaven.
Whats that line in the oath they take-"DO NO HARM" well he sure harmed a lot of people, but me, he might has well have stuck a knife in my heart!!! That Doctor and probably many more need to be made accountable for there actions, or lack of action!!

John McManamy said...

Hi, Anonymous. I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope you continue to publicly speak out, as you will help many people.

For years, I have been reporting on growing medical consensus that kids be properly evaluated for bipolar before being prescribed an antidepressant. Unfortunately, lazy physicians make a quick diagnosis of depression and prescribe an antidepressant with little or no follow-up.

If a kid has bipolar, an antidepressant can make the condition worse. How many more times does this have to happen?

Please-please-please keep speaking out, and let me know if you need any assistance.

My thoughts and prayers to all of you.