Well let me start off a friend of mine gave me a link to this but any way getting to the point I have had so much stress going on in my life that I went to the doctor and got on effexor. An antidepressant that is suppose to help me stop thinking of killing my self, hurting me self, etc. well it works about 50% of the time which is better than if I was off of it. I was to the point I felt that way all the time. But the other 50% of the time I am depressed to an extreme. I really donâ€™t know if that is how it is suppose to effect me or itâ€™s just this one type.