Lost in translation – were Anti-Depressants Involved In Finland School Massacre?

Very interesting… the recent tragic massacre at a school in Finland, that left eight dead plus the shooter has been reported in VERY different ways around the world.

According to AHRP, there’s evidence that the young shooter was on SSRIs and that they made him “aggressive,” a well-documented but often overlooked problem with these drugs. AHRP reports that, although Finnish press accounts include the SSRI information, the possible SSRI connection was stripped from British and American press accounts of the shooting.

Here is the start of the Finnish article:

SSRI-lääkitys voi aiheuttaa levottomuutta
8.11.2007 13:32
Jokelan ampuja saattoi käyttää SSRI-lääkkeitä, joilla lievennetään masennuksen oireita.

Suomessa myynnissä olevat SSRI-lääkkeet
SSRI-lääkitys voi aiheuttaa levottomuutta
Vihamielisyys seurausta lääkityksen lopettamisesta?
Jokelan tappaja: Lääkitys tekee minut aggressiiviseksi
Pekka-Eric Auvinen on nettikeskusteluissa viitannut käyttäneensä SSRI-lääkeryhmään kuuluvaa, yhtä tai useampaa masennuslääkettä. SSRI-lyhenne tulee sanoista “selektiiviset serotoniinin takaisinoton estäjät”.

SSRI-lääkitystä ovat oman kertomansa mukaan käyttäneet muun muassa Yhdysvaltain Columbinen kouluverilöylyn tekijät.

SSRI-lääkkeet ovat Suomessa tavallisimpia masennukseen käytettyjä lääkevalmisteita.

I think it’s pretty clear what connection is being made…

The headlines in the Finnish Press discussed a shooting rampage by an 18-year old High School student, Pekka-Eric Auvinen. Before killing six students, the head teacher and a nurse, and turning the gun on himself, Auvinen indicated that he “ate SSRI antidepressants”. SSRI antidepressants and antipsychotics both can sweep away self-regulating internal inhibitions while triggering explosive acts of violence and murderous behavior. which, he said, made him feel “aggressive.”

One can only speculate why major news outlets outside of Finland–CNN, Yahoo, Reuters, BBC–failed to report all facts provided by the Finnish sources–including Auvinen’s own statements in a video on YouTube about his unsuccessful treatment with SSRIs.

What is going here? Protection of advertising revenues maybe?

For more information you might to read A brief history of School Shootings and Seroxat and Violence – the link is made.

Sadly, there is also SSRI Stories to take a look at.


14 Responses to “Lost in translation – were Anti-Depressants Involved In Finland School Massacre?”

  1. truthman30 Says:

    More SSRI’s involved in school shooting?s, well, considering SSRI drugs can make users homicidal, aggressive, psychotic and extremely agitated, i personally think the link should be an established fact by now…

    Bet the Big Pharmas who make these death pills would disagree with tha though..
    But sure, all they care about is their bank balances..

  2. Lynn Says:

    That’s a good question. I just wrote to my local (Seattle) paper and asked them. Let’s see if they answer.

  3. Matthew Holford Says:

    Well, if it’s about advertising, what’s the Beeb’s excuse?


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  5. pythia Says:

    According to an article from a Helsinki paper, translated to English, antidepressants were involved. The article can be read here: http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Jokela+gunman+said+he+used+antidepressants/1135231686882

  6. truthman30 Says:

    Panorma should do a documentary on it!
    Or Michael Moore or someone?..

  7. brian Says:

    Thanks for that alert! Ive written to SSRI stories to alert them that SSRI is actually mentioned….
    We need to get this news to the wider public.

  8. SarinasVoice Says:

    You are all correct. Public awareness is the first step. Assemble the masses and stamp out SSRI’s for good. The more you look, the more obvious the Antidepressant connection is with this and most all school shootings and “crazy” crimes including “Unabomber” Ted Kaczinski, Michael McDermott (on Prozac when he shot and killed seven co-workers in December 2000), John Hinckley, Jr. (attempted assassination of President Reagan), Byran Uyesugi (Hawaiian Xerox employee who shot and killed seven co-workers in November 1999), Mark David Chapman (assassinated John Lennon) and many others.
    We are teaming up with Dr. Ann Tracy from SSRI Stories and need your help. Go to http://www.COPESfoundation.com, click on the petition button and sign it!

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  10. SarinasVoice Says:

    The link posted has a comma in it that is throwing people off. It should be http://www.COPESFoundation.com and the link to the petition is http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/COPESfoundation/
    Tell everyone you know so we can get support. We are going to follow this through to the end. This has gone on long enough!

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  12. Hey Says:

    I am finnish and I have been reading a lot Finnish newspapers about this. The guy had been taking SSRI medicines and before the massacre he had written in his diary or some other personal note or mail that the medicines are making him very aggressive.

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