Brighton student took her own life two days after taking Xanax and Ketamine — (The Sussex Tab)Friday, May 24th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Popular, gifted student takes Xanax and ketamine, suffers extreme mood change, dies by suicide, coroner records open verdict.
Ashley Massaro Died of Apparent Suicide After Claiming Years of Depression, Injuries Suffered from WWE Career — (The Blast)Thursday, May 23rd, 2019SSRI Ed note: Former WWE wrestling star suffers effects of repeated head injuries, including depression. She takes antidepressants, unexpectedly hangs herself. CTE blamed.
Update on the Toxicology of Suicide — (Primary Psychiatry)Tuesday, May 21st, 2019SSRI Ed note: Biased analysis starts with assumption that psychotropic drugs reduce suicides, findings show opposite but reviewers fail to notice.
‘She just wanted to be a mum…’ – Tragedy of carer Steph, 34, who was battling demons of postnatal depression when she plunged to her death off A50 bridge — (The Stoke Sentinal)Tuesday, May 14th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Baby of happy new mom is colicky, she is diagnosed with postnatal depression, given medication. She dies of suicide from jumping. Everyone shocked.
Supreme Court Justice Gascon attributes disappearance to depression, anxiety — (CBC News)Tuesday, May 14th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Supreme Court Justice, long-time user of antidepressants changes medications, goes missing, cannot explain his actions.
9-Year-Old Boy Charged with Murder After Allegedly Shooting Mother with Rifle — (People)Wednesday, May 8th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Adopted 9-yr-old boy has medication change, "snaps", threatens classmate, kills beloved mum with rifle, may be charged with murder as adult.
Sleep Drugs Like Ambien Will Get a New FDA Warning About Potentially Fatal Side Effects — (Gizmodo)Tuesday, April 30th, 2019SSRI Ed note: FDA belatedly (26 yrs too late) acknowledges that "z" drugs like zolpidem can cause parasomnias with deadly outcomes for some people.
Child tried to stop fatal knife attack on mother by ‘delusional’ father, court told — (ABC News)Monday, April 29th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Depressed man takes antidepressants with Tramadol, becomes agitated, delusional, stabs partner to death in front of kids.
Film director, 43, who worked with an Oscar-nominee hanged himself shortly after the birth of his baby daughter after work pressures added to his battle with depression — (The Daily Mail)Saturday, April 27th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Acclaimed film director on antidepressants, becomes anxious, suicidal. Meds no help for 6 yrs, he dies by suicide. Heredity blamed.
Police negotiator took his own life on Christmas Eve — (The Shropshire Star)Thursday, April 25th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Recently promoted, "hard working & enthusiastic" policeman on antidepressants drinks, write suicide note and hangs himself. PTSD blamed.
Dakota Theriot’s ex-wife, experts wonder if early mental health treatment would have helped alleged killer — (The Advocate)Saturday, April 6th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Man takes psych drugs on and off for years, suffers severe throught disturbance, kills 5 family members, nobody suspects meds caused his extreme decline.
Suicide Or Murder? Philadelphia Teacher’s Baffling Death Still Leaves Her Family Searching For Answers — (Oxygen)Thursday, April 4th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Successful woman on a "range of pharmaceuticals" including zolpidem, clonazepam, stabs herself to death. Disbelieving family unaware of worst med side effects.
Family fears one of UK’s most commonly prescribed anti-depressant drugs stopped their 24-year-old son’s heart beating amid concerns it could harm others — (The Daily Mail)Sunday, March 17th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Two young people taking sertraline suffer sudden death, doctors suspect drug but coroners record deaths as from natural causes.
The FDA approve esketamine nasal spray for severe depression — (Medical News Today)Friday, March 8th, 2019SSRI Ed note: FDA adds ketamine to the list of dangerous, ineffective substances approved to treat depression. Nasal stray supplements oral pill, delays "relapse".
Heartbreaking suicide note of mum-of-four who died in post natal depression tragedy — (The Mirror)Friday, March 8th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed citalopram after birth of 4th child subsequently splits with partner, attempts suicide, later hangs herself.
Social worker feared violence before mom, 3 daughters found shot to death — (News Channel 8)Tuesday, February 19th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Woman on psych meds, "unable to understand her need for treatment", becomes paranoid, suffers delusions, murders her chikdren and herself.
Teacher who told kids ‘believe in yourself’ hanged herself after low self esteem — (The Mirror)Wednesday, February 6th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Popular, talented teacher put on Celexa by GP, a year later she hangs herself, coroner questions intent since no history, decides not a suicide.
Murder suspect’s boyfriend turned her into police — (KXLY4 Spokane Coer d’Alene)Friday, January 25th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Woman stops taking her medication for depression, anxiety (was unstable, suicidal on it) shoots, kills her ex's mum in front of daughter. Claims no memory.
Tragic dad’s final phone call to wife before walking into traffic on M62 — (The Hull Daily Mail)Friday, January 11th, 2019SSRI Ed note: GP prescribes antidepressants for suicidal man, he takes them, later kills himself. Coroner notes "neither drugs or alcohol played a part in his death". Really?
Mentally ill man allegedly stabbed shopper to death after ‘exchanging words’ outside store — (Devon Live)Monday, January 7th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Happily married man gets mental health treatment, condition deteriorates, stops medication, suffers delusions, stabs stranger to death. Mental illness blamed.
Teen ‘serial killer in training’ gets life without parole in brutal death of 98-year-old Wadsworth woman — (The Chronicle-Telegram)Friday, January 4th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Formerly "sweet" teen prescribed Zoloft when Dad gets leukemia, also on Concerta, begins drinking, criminal behaviour, murders elderly woman. Mum blames Zoloft.
Noera Ayaz fought against domestic violence, then apparently killed her sons and herself. Her family struggles to understand why — (The Washington Post)Tuesday, January 1st, 2019SSRI Ed note: Perfect mom, attorney, charity supporter takes antidepressants, husband notices worrying changes, kills 2 sons, self. Family in disbelief, meds not suspected.
Teacher Stephanie Peterson jailed for THREE YEARS after romping with pupil, 14 — (The Daily Star)Thursday, December 20th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Teacher on medication for bipolar has sex with 14-yr old student, sends lewd messages, gets 3-yr jail term. Hopes to make amends by staying on medication.
PD: Florida Man Stabbed His Mother and Her Husband 18 Times in Bridgewater, Mass. — (NECN)Monday, December 17th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds stabs parents in the middle of the night.
tweet share email Husband of Houston woman accused of drowning and decapitating son says his wife was depressed — (ABC 13 Eyewitness News)Tuesday, December 4th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Mother being treated for depression on and off starts to think and act strangely, drowns and decapitates 5-yr-old son. Charged with capital murder.
‘Autistic’ gamer, 22, who stabbed his father to death after being told to stop playing on his computer and move out is jailed for three years — (The Daily Mail)Friday, November 16th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Young man in 2-week withdrawal from Prozac stabs father to death when he is asked to turn off computer. Autism blamed.
‘Psychotic’ husband’s chilling words after strangling wife to death at dinner — (The Mirror)Monday, November 12th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man in sertraline withdrawal strangles his ex during dinner, calmly calls police. Bipolar and failure to meds blamed.
ALL THAT REMAINS Guitarist OLI HERBERT Drowned After Ingesting Antidepressants And Sleeping Pills — (Blabbermouth)Saturday, November 10th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Guitarist self-medicates with antidepressants prescribes to someone else, believing that he was a manic-depressive (no such thing). Drowns in pond.
Troubling Details Uncovered In Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Suspect Robert Bowers Past — (KDKA CBS Pittsburgh)Tuesday, October 30th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man with "medical" history incl. police call re: suicide threat posts hate messages, collects guns, shoots 15, kills 11. "Mental health records confidential."
Woman who falsely claimed she was pregnant three times killed herself after becoming depressed she had no kids — (The Mirror)Wednesday, October 24th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants is self-destructive, attempts suicide by overdose, second attempt succeeds. Coroner rejects suicide verdict. Childlessness blamed.
Much-loved paramedic killed himself after receiving ‘unwanted phone calls’, inquest hears — (Devon Live)Wednesday, October 17th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man "managing" bipolar, depression, drinks, takes cocaine, is paranoid, behaves in odd "menacing" way, commits suicide for no apparent reason.
Man charged in killing of Arizona trooper faces 2019 trial — (Tucson.com)Tuesday, October 16th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man on medication for anxiety, depression throws rocks at cars on interstate, shoots and kills trooper who confronts him.
Anne James murder trial: Accused stopped taking medication just days before gran’s death — (Express & Star)Monday, October 15th, 2018
TRAGIC MUM Beautician, 30, hanged herself after post-natal depression made her wrongly fear social services would take her newborn away — (The Sun)Thursday, October 4th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Happily married, excited but tired new mom given antidepressants develops odd ideas, anxiety increases, she dies by suicide.
Young mum hanged herself after losing job at doctor’s surgery — (Metro U.K.)Monday, October 1st, 2018SSRI Ed note: Young mom with insomnia, taking citalopram and zopiclone, loses job, hangs herself.
‘One of the loveliest people I ever knew’: Suicide tragedy of the Manchester Royal Infirmary nurse who struggled with self doubtTuesday, September 25th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Nurse close to physician father goes on and off antidepressants, including citalopram, for "low moods" over 2 years, dies by suicide soon after re-starting.
The Latest: Sheriff: Suspect may have had mental illness — (WHEC News 10)Friday, September 21st, 2018SSRI Ed note: Police find "evidence" that woman who shot up Rite Aid warehouse, killing 3 and self was diagnosed with mental illness, recently became agitated. No motive.
New records reveal Danforth shooter was reclusive, battled mental illness — (The Globe & Mail)Thursday, September 20th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, drugged since childhood despite parents' claim that "medications & therapy unable to treat" him, shoots 15 on Danforth, killing 2.
‘Being thin can’t solve depression’ – grieving husband’s warning as wife, 37, kills herself after 20 stone weight loss — (The Stoke Sentinal)Friday, September 14th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Woman with long history of excess weight has gastric bypass, becomes thinner, still not happy, takes antidepressants, dies by suicide.
Call for suicide prevention — (The Express Tribune)Tuesday, September 4th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Successful model feeling stress goes to psychiatrist for treatment, dies by suicide .Everyone shocked. Depression blamed.
Mother charged with murder in toddler daughter’s death appears in court — (CBS46)Tuesday, August 28th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Mom receives "help" [read: drugs] for mental health issues, shoots and kills 2-yr-old daughter a few weeks later.
OPP overhauling mental supports in wake of suicides, Widow wants force to set aside time for officers to talk about difficult calls — (CBC News)Tuesday, August 28th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Capable, respected police officer with happy home life, feels down, takes antidepressants, dies by suicide, an act totally out of character.
Jacksonville shooter had history of mental illness, Katz was in treatment at least as early as age 12 — (News 4 Jax)Tuesday, August 28th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man on Risperdal, Lexapro, drugged since age of 12, opens fire at e-sports tournament, killing 2, wounding 10, dies by suicide. Mental illness blamed.
Death of a Calgary titan: The spectacular rise and tragic fall of George Gosbee — (Globe and Mail Magazine)Monday, August 27th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Successful entrepreneur diagnosed, prescribed a stimulant, later an antidepressant, drinks more, attempts suicide, splits with wife, later dies by suicide.
Why “happy” doctors die by suicide — (America’s leading voice for ideal medical care)Friday, August 24th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist prescribes 2 psych drugs to physician recovering from anxiolytics, they make him paranoid, anxious, suicidal, he dies by suicide.
Man who killed wife, 3 children and committed suicide in Uttar Pradesh was depressed: Police — (The Hindustan Times)Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018SSRI Ed note: Father who is "battling depression" kills wife, puts her in refrigerator, strangles 3 daughters, hangs himself. News reports "no foul play".
My Husband’s Suicide: Recognizing Predictors of Police Suicide — (In Public Safety)Friday, August 3rd, 2018SSRI Ed note: Wife of retired police officer who took medication for anxiety, stress which "made things worse", led to suicide, urges others to get "help" too.
Art student, 18, battling mental illness took alcohol and drugs then hanged herself after 1am text row with ex-boyfriend when he didn’t invite her on a trip to Brighton — (The Daily Mail)Tuesday, July 31st, 2018SSRI Ed note: Teen put on antidepressants at 16 threatens suicide to boyfriend, he distances himself, she self-harms, hangs herself.
Commentary: It’s time for Utahns to reconsider the widespread use of antidepressants — (The Salt Lake Tribune)Sunday, July 29th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Progressive group in Utah understands that antidepressants are as serious a problem as opioids but without the hype. They urge Legislators to act.