From CNN’s video: One on one with Jessica Baty 3:27
CNN’s Abbie Boudreau has the exclusive interview with Jessica Baty, who was the NIU shooter’s girlfriend for two years.
Excerpt Transcribed by Jeff Fenske:
CNN: “She said he had a troubled childhood, and spent time in group-home, battling depression.”
Jessica Baty (Kazmierczak’s girlfriend): “He did cut himself….”
CNN: “She said NIU officials were wrong when when they said [Steven] Kazmierczak was acting erratically after he stopped taking his medication.”
Jessica Baty: “It was Prozac.”
CNN: “That she says he used to battle anxiety and excessive compulsive tendencies.”
Jessica Baty: “He was on medication, and he did stop taking it. And he stopped taking it because he said that it made him feel like a zomby, and that he was just lazy, and that’s why he stopped taking it.” …
CNN: “He also sent her The Antichrist, by Nietzsche.
My comment #2 from Skousen: Anti-Depressants Suppress the Conscience Part of the Brain
I’ve considered another scenario as to why those who go off of antidepressants often commit suicide or commit violent acts, considering that some of the school shooters had just come off of the SSRI, anti-depressant drugs.
Given that anti-depressants dull the conscience, as Joel states, perhaps this could also diminish the person’s ability to feel some of the bothersome effects of certain demons that are affecting their mind and/or body. Which may be a major reason why people go on the drugs to begin with, to feel better—free—though, this doesn’t get rid of the root cause of feeling bad. The drug doesn’t bring real freedom.
Then when the person goes off of a feeling (& demon) suppressing drug, he/she can then feel the full effect, not just from the demons they originally had, but from those that have come in during the drug induced, conscience dulled state—which could have opened them up to live in ways that would allow many more demons in.
Then if they go off the drug, what they feel is so overwhelming that violence can often result.