Police release body camera footage of teenage girl’s fatal shooting — (ABC Eyewitness News)
SSRI Ed note: High school student on antidepressants goes on a bizarre rampage, driving recklessly, pointing a toy gun at police, who shoot and kill her.
Fund launched in memory of Durham University student who took her own life — (The Northern Echo)
SSRI Ed note: Popular, happy young woman given medication for anxiety, attempts suicide and later hangs herself. Everyone shocked and baffled.
Autopsy Report Reveals Details of Dan Markson’s Death — (The Rivard Report)
SSRI Ed note: Prominent Developer, father or 4-yr-old, takes oxazepam, temazepam, sertraline, shoots and kills himself.
Mother with post-natal depression admits smothering three-month-old baby to death — (The Evening Standard)
SSRI Ed note: Woman has "mild" postpartum reaction, given antidepressants, smothers her 3-month old daughter. Mental illness blamed.
Mother with post-natal depression admits smothering three-month-old baby to death — (The Evening Standard)
SSRI Ed note: New mom diagnosed PPD, prescribed antidepressant, becomes suicidal, overdoses, serious thought disturbance, kills baby to "stop her suffering", baby was fine.
New study: antidepressants significantly raise the risk of suicide in the treatment of depression for adults — (Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry)
SSRI Ed note: A 2019 study finds adults treated with antidepressants are 2.5 times more likely to attempt suicide than controls, due to effects of the drug, NOT depression.
New health alert over antidepressants as study finds a ‘rare but serious’ risk of suicide for patients on pills — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: 2019 Study "discovers" what 20+ yrs of research clearly shows - people on SSRI antidepressants are 2.5 times more likely than others to attempt suicide.
Tyrone musician suffered bad reaction to antidepressant, inquest is told — (Belfast Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: GP prescribed drugs known risk of causing suicidality, especially in combination, to musician. GP clearly unaware of issue, man dies by suicide.
For A-listers like Zach Galifianakis and Sarah Silverman, Stevens wasn’t just a friend, he was a comic savant, one of the few acts they would drop everything to watch — leaving them to wonder: Why did he take his own life just as his career was heating up? — (Hollywood Reporter)
SSRI Ed note: Successful comedian resumes taking "powerful" psych meds including Lexapro after a few months without them, hangs himself. Meds not suspected.
Generation antidepressant — (ABC Australia)
SSRI Ed note: Adolescent given antidepressants by GP since age 7, is violent, suicidal, suffers erratic moods, his mother believes the drugs helpful.
Officials: Man who killed mother, stepfather, another man had recently stopped taking medication — (WMURG)
SSRI Ed note: Veteran, long-time user of "mental health medications" stops them, becomes psychotic, kills parents, friend, himself.
Attorney: Man killed at Costco was mentally ill, off meds — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Diagnosed man stops meds, becomes irrational, hostile, slaps policeman at Costco who shoots, kills him.
As inmate suicides spike, troubling questions raised about handling of mentally ill in nation’s local jails — (The Dothan Eagle)
SSRI Ed note: Inmates addicted to psych meds die by suicide when denied their meds while incarcerated. Prison staff ignorant. indifferent. Significant problem.
Jennifer Dulos: Inside the Turbulent Marriage of the Missing Connecticut Mother of 5 — (New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Marriage breaks down with extreme acrimony, husband accuses wife of being delusional, unfit mother due to anti-depressant use. She disappears mysteriously.
GP ‘did not follow guidance’ for suicidal Bristol University student — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Physics student given antidepressants for anxiety dies by suicide. Lack of follow-up appointment blamed.
Brighton student took her own life two days after taking Xanax and Ketamine — (The Sussex Tab)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: Biased analysis starts with assumption that psychotropic drugs reduce suicides, findings show opposite but reviewers fail to notice.
A 20-Year-Old’s Death Was Ruled a Suicide — But Family Says She Was Murdered; Morgan Ingram’s family has never believed the official explanation of her death — (
SSRI Ed note: Bright student taking amitryptaline (or perhaps recently stopped) dies of an overdose of the drug. Parents certain she was murdered by a stalker.
‘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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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.
Suspect in violent standoff previously threatened to leave wife ‘black and blue,’ records show — (San Antonio Express-News)
Sleep Drugs Like Ambien Will Get a New FDA Warning About Potentially Fatal Side Effects — (Gizmodo)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: Successful woman on a "range of pharmaceuticals" including zolpidem, clonazepam, stabs herself to death. Disbelieving family unaware of worst med side effects.
Fears as common anti-depressant sertraline linked to two deaths — (The Birmingham Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Sertraline can kill in more ways than suicide, especially non-metabolizers. It killed a healthy young man and a new mom, but The System does not blame the med.
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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed citalopram after birth of 4th child subsequently splits with partner, attempts suicide, later hangs herself.
Mother in San Jose murder-suicide struggled with depression; Woman had left job to seek treatment last year — (The Mercury News)
SSRI Ed note: "Doting" mother takes antidepressants, feels "loopy", gives up job, gets worse, finally kills sons 4 and 7 and self in murder-suicide. Mental illness blamed.
Bond set at $1 million for Decatur woman charged in husband’s shooting death — (Huntsville Real-Time News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman, no record,speeds away from Deputy, taken to psych hospital, starts acting "weird". Weeks later shoots, kills husband she "loves with all her heart".
Social worker feared violence before mom, 3 daughters found shot to death — (News Channel 8)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on psych meds, "unable to understand her need for treatment", becomes paranoid, suffers delusions, murders her children and herself.
Teacher who told kids ‘believe in yourself’ hanged herself after low self esteem — (The Mirror)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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?
Teen, 15, found hanged at home after telling family ‘I’d rather die than eat’ while flushing meals down the toilet — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on Prozac for eating disorder stops eating, dosage upped instead of consult, she hangs herself.
Mentally ill man allegedly stabbed shopper to death after ‘exchanging words’ outside store — (Devon Live)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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."