A video in which Robin Williams appears to admit to being on Prozac suggests a potential link between SSRI drugs, which are known to increase the risk of suicide, and the tragedy of the actor’s death.
During an interview with Entertainment Tonight filmed in April last year, Williams refers to a conversation he had with television producer David Kelly.
“He’s so mellow….talking to him is like taking a Prozac because you feel, you just feel good,” said Williams.
While it’s not known for sure whether or not the actor was on anti-depressants before his suicide, Williams’ long standing battle with depression would seem to indicate he had at some point taken SSRI drugs.
Once again, despite the mainstream media’s obsession with getting to the root cause of why Williams decided to take his own life, the question of whether anti-depressants, which are known to increase suicidal tendencies in some people, played a role in his death has been almost completely overlooked.
As the website SSRI Stories profusely documents, there are literally hundreds of examples of mass shootings, suicides, murders and other violent episodes that have been committed by individuals on psychiatric drugs over the past three decades. The number of cases is staggering.
Harvard-trained psychiatrist and former full-time consultant at the National Institute of Mental Health Dr. Peter R. Breggin has testified in approximately 100 trials since 1976 about the clear connection between psychiatric drugs and outbursts of violence. Breggin asserts that there is a definite “causal relationship between antidepressant drugs and the production of suicide, violence, mania and other behavioral abnormalities.”
In 2005, Harvard psychiatrist Martin Teicher blew the whistle on how Prozac manufacturer Eli Lilly & Co. lied to the public for 15 years in denying the connection between Prozac and suicide. According to Teicher, Americans were treated like ”guinea pigs” as part of a mass psychiatric experiment.
According to the drug’s own insert, side-effects of Prozac include “suicidal behavior” and “suicidal thoughts.”
Why is the clear connection between SSRI drugs and violence, be it murder or suicide, almost always ignored by the establishment media in the aftermath of a highly publicized suicide or mass murder?
Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that the pharmaceutical giants who produce drugs like Zoloft, Prozac and Paxil spend around $2.4 billion dollars a year on direct-to-consumer television advertising every year. By running negative stories about prescription drugs, individual networks risk losing tens of millions of dollars in ad revenue.
Watch the video below in which Alex Jones breaks down the connection between SSRI drugs, violence and Hollywood.