Ok let me just say this. I've been on a few different SSRI medications off and on for more than half of my life so far, not because I was depressed but because I used to have a problem with being shy, and they've done nothing but improve my life. They helped me become much more of a confident, bold guy. I've also been around guns my whole life, and I've never even had the slightest thought about using them to harm another individual (unless for defense purposes). Pretty soon I will start to withdraw from my current medication hopefully for good. Normally I wouldn't hand out this information to everyone... But I feel it is a good example of what Mike Irwin said, that they can help. Of course they didn't save my life because they were NOT for depression as I said, but they still helped.
Army National Guard Infantry Nov. 2013 - Pesent
They say 5 out of 4 people are bad at math, but what do I know?