We recently linked with a peer to peer message board community for people to share their personal experiences with taking antidepressants, and allows others to ask questions, and to learn from each other, and make their own, more informed decisions. 

And just so you can get some feel for how many people are affected,  gets about 5million visits each month.  Laurie was part of the campaign to successfully require drug manaufacturers to carry black box warnings on SSRIs warning of the risks.  Thank you Laurie.

This is from Laurie at

Paxilprogress is a message board based site for those who have taken antidepressants and discovered that they aren’t the magic pill that
they thought.

We are peer to peer support with members who have been
on SSRIs [slective serotonin reuptake inhibitor] and successfully weaned, some coming off ssri’s and most  important, those thinking about taking them.

We have established,  through first hand experiences, the safest way to get free of the  drug, while still having a life while weaning. But our most important  mission is to provide a safe haven to talk about experiences with the downside of antidepressants.

We don’t allow advertising, as this site is my way of paying it
forward for those early members who helped me save my son’s life.

I was very involved in lobbying the FDA for the black box warnings for
suicide, which finally happened in 2004. We have members from all
walks of life and from all over the world.

This video is paxilprogress in a nutshell. This is my son and me in 2004:

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