This never should have happened to this kid, or any other child of a military family.
Blind faith in the medical establishment is absolutely foolish, particularly in light of the fact that these medications are generally not prescribed for children.
If your child, or children of people you know and care about, are being prescribed these drugs, immediately ask about side effects, and if the prescribing physician is unwilling, or unable, to tell you, get yourself a PDF - physician's desk reference - which will inform you of the risks.
Most generally, physicians only know what the drug salespeople's literature tell them.
"Talking therapy", intelligently coupled with a vetted nutritional approach , can be potentially far safer modalities of dealing with depression than most of the drugs out there.