Concerta and Suicide
Leanne was prescribed Concerta about 2 months ago. She committed suicide on 10/09/2005 by hanging herself.
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This is my beautiful daughter Leanne M. Bessner, age
15 who was prescribed Concerta about 2 months ago. She committed
suicide on Sunday October 9th. She was a beautiful, smart, popular,
15 year old girl. We are a good middle class family; we gave her
much love and attention. We never missed a basketball or baseball
game and were always involved. Why did this happen to us?
with local parents whose children have been on the medicine, I am finding severe
suicidal tendencies and aggression. In fact another classmate is taking this
medicine and attempted suicide in the same manner 3 months ago, but with the
grace of God stopped and told an adult. Another parent found her daughter
cutting herself on this medicine. I am just beginning my research and finding
very disturbing facts about this medicine and lack of medical follow-up for
patients prescribed this drug. Doctors are simply giving this stuff out like
to be warned and these medicines should be taken off the market. PLEASE help our
children and keep this tragedy from happening again.
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be so he put his arms around
you and whispered "Come to me" With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass
although we loved you dearly We could not make you stay a golden heart stopped
hard working hands at rest God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the
We love you Leanne, and are so sorry that we couldn't be there in the times when
you needed us most. You are such a beautiful person & have such a beautiful
May angels lead you in...