This is from the Effexor official site............Suicidality and Antidepressant Drugs
"Antidepressants increased the risk compared to placebo of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in children, teens, and young adults. Depression and certain other psychiatric disorders are themselves associated with increases in the risk of suicide. Patients of all ages who are started on antidepressant therapy should be monitored appropriately and observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, or unusual changes in behavior."
National Suicide Hotline 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)This is a combined network of the Amerian Association of Suicidology, the National Hopeline Network, CONTACT USA, and many other organizations. Call are automatically routed to the nearest crisis center to the phone from which the call for help is placed.Helpful Web Sites:Suicide Hotlines (listed by state)Suicidal.com (includes Suicide Crisis Center and Depression and Suicide)SuicidalTeens.com