Archive for Bullying

Family of teen who died by suicide says psychiatrist appointment came too late — (The Times Colonist)
SSRI Ed note: Teen quits taking antidepressants on his own because they were "not working", deteriorates, dies by suicide a month later.
Her husband took his own life after he was bullied on the job. Robert Duhaime’s employer denies bullying, but Workers’ Compensation Board has ruled differently — (CBC)
SSRI Ed note: Man on medication for anxiety and depression is bullied at work, dies by suicide. Medication not considered a potential factor.
Iowa vs Noah Riley Crooks — (IOWA gov’t records)
SSRI Ed note: Young teen, on psych meds for several years, shoots and kills his mother for no apparent reason, attempts to rape her. Gets adult sentence, 50 yrs.
Adult Film Star August Ames Had Cocaine, Depression Medication in Her System at Time of Death — (Pop Culture)
SSRI Ed note: Young adult film star taking Xanax, sertraline (Zoloft) cocaine hangs herself in a public park.
BULLIED TO DEATH Tragic young Stirling mum took her own life on her 23rd birthday after internet trolls made her life hell – and even post vile comments AFTER her death — (The Scottish Sun)
SSRI Ed note: "Depressed" young mum goes to see her GP regarding depression has a night with drinks on her birthday, dies by suicide. Online bullying blamed.
Mom says teen son hanged himself after bullies made rape threats — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Teen target of bullies given antidepressants, he feels worse, dose upped, he feels worse, suicidal, he hangs himself, parents blame bullying.
Grieving mother says daughter, 16, who took her own life would still be alive if GP had not given her powerful prescription drugs — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Teen prescribed medication for depression and anxiety dies by suicide 15 days later, mother never knew she was taking meds.
A teen suicide: Parents raise awareness, classmates mourn, school pledges to keep fighting bullying — (Lacrosse Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, not depressed or suicidal, taking Prozac kills himself. Parents assume there was a reason, blame a 3-yr old minor bullying incident. Prozac not a suspect.
Woman charged in teen’s death says she, too, was bullied — (The Canton Repository)
SSRI Ed note: College student teen taking Prozac for anxiety due to bullying plans the kidnapping and murder of a 13-yr-old girl.
Body of depressed City worker who threw himself under a train ended up in the cab next to the horrified driver — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man whose girlfriend dies feels bad, GP prescribes antidepressants, he becomes suicidal, jumps in front of train. Depression blamed.
Though danger signs were everywhere, boy’s life was still lost — (The Portland Press Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 14, from troubled home struggling to fit in at school becomes impulsive, suicidal, takes Zoloft intermittently, dies by suicide.
Schoolgirl took fatal overdose of tablets ‘after being teased by pupils for being poor’ — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Girl, 14 with divorcing parents has meltdown, experiences social challenges, takes antidepressants, becomes suicidal and kills herself.
Mother takes her own life after being branded ‘baby killer’ over case of her murdered daughter — (The Independent)
Aurora mother tried to fix her ‘broken boy’ — (Aurora Banner)
SSRI Ed note: Socially awkward boy, 14, going through difficult phase given Prozac, self-harms, is socially withdrawn, finally commits suicide.
Reader's Letter — (SSRI Stories)
For Peyton – After losing his 13-year-old son to suicide, David James is spreading hope, one hand-knitted heart at a time — (The Alcalde)
SSRI Ed note: Boy, 13, bullied at school given antidepressants which "seemed to be helping" until he hanged himself.
Family pays tributes to Gail McKinney, 16, from Great Shelford, who took her own life — (Cambridge News)
SSRI Ed note: Teen given Prozac for bullying, night terrors feels worse on it, asks for prescription change. GP agrees to change but she commits suicide before he sees her.
No Charges in Sparks Middle School Shooting — (KOLO 8 News)
SSRI Ed note: Seventh-grader, 12, on Prozac, carries semi-automatic weapon to school, shoots 3, killing a teacher, then kills himself.
Coroner rules out ‘suicide pact’ — (Wairarapa Times Age)
Southwick girl attempts suicide after year of bullying at Shoreham Academy — (The Argus: Comment)
Friends tried to save fragile Charlotte Dawson – (The Sydney Morning Herald)
SSRI Ed note: TV presenter takes antidepressant, dies by suicide
Manchester doctor who BIT his ex-wife because she ‘gloated’ over new lover escapes jail — (Mancunian Matters)
SSRI Ed note: NHS doctor in withdrawal from antidepressants bites extranged wife. Under investigation, stressed, he starts taking A/D again.
Girl, 15, jumps to death off grandma’s Upper West Side apartment building — (New York Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Girl 15, on depression medication feels hopeless and suicidal, jumps to death from 27-story building.
The Saint-Isidore tragedy: a grim profile of the suspect— (Le Soleil)
Susan Cochrane said ex-husband Allan Titford kept her prisoner 22 years — (World)
Boy killed himself after years of bullying, inquest hears — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Teen despondent over bullying given medication to help with suicidal feelings (a problem since antidepressants cause suicidality), he dies by overdosing on it.
Prized for His Aggression, Incognito Struggled to Stay in Bounds — (New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: NFL offensive guard on Paxil a bit too aggressive
Racist bullies drove Army recruit to TWICE try to kill himself during vicious campaign of harassment — (Daily Mirror)
Cabbie has teeth knocked out after refusing to sing along with a drunk passenger — (Manchester Evening News)
Grieving father banned from GP surgery after complaining that brain tumour which killed his son was diagnosed as depression — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: For a year, man with brain tumor gets diagnosis of depression, given antidepressants, when he can no longer speak propery he gets citalopram. He dies.
'Lack of communication' cited in hanging verdict — (Get Surrey)
My tragic mum was driven to suicide by being branded 'liar' in Chetham's rape trial — (Manchester Evening News)
THE DEATH OF FRANCES MCKEOWN — (Report By The Prisoner Ombudsmanfor Northern Ireland)
SSRI Ed note: Suicidal prisoner on Prozac has violent thoughts, takes Trazodone, commits suicide.
Troubled teenager was 'desperate for help', inquest told — (Huntington, St Ives and St Neots News and Crier)
Closing arguments made in case of Castro Valley man who stabbed wife to death with screwdriver — (The East Bay Times)
SSRI Ed note: Abusive man taking morphine, Xanax and Prozac drinks, follows his girlfriend of 17 yrs to work and stabs her to death.
Inquest hears of Dorset soldier's suicide — (Daily Echo)
‘I just want to feel special to someone’: Gay 15-year-old kills himself after chronicling his unhappiness online — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Gay teen takes antidepressants that don't work, victim of bulling, he losed hope, dies by suicide.
Betty Bates: Healing begins with understanding — (B.C. Local News)
GCSEs: Pressure of exams leaves teens suffering from mental illness — (The Telegraph)
'You Seem So Normal!' — (Huffington Post)
Raging doctor is sacked for hospital clash — (The Chronicle)
Teen suicides’ moms: ‘Tell your children you love them’ They discuss role cyberbullying played in their daughters’ apparent sleepover pact — (Today News)
 Mick Hucknall’s cousin Harry, 10, was let down by authorities before he hanged himself — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: 10-year-old is bullied, prescribed Prozac and Ritalin , becomes suicidal and kills himself.
South Carolina teen faces adult charges for school attack — (Reuters)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on medications for ADHD and depression makes bombs, carries guns, shoots a school official. No motive can be identified.
Bystanders share the blame for bullying: Regina Brett — (The Plain Dealer)
Harassed, he took his own life — (Le Domaine Bleu)
SSRI Ed note: Bus driver experiencing extreme teasing/harassment from colleagues takes antidepressant, commits suicide.
Court told how dad tried to rip baby from womb — (Southern Daily Echo)
193 — (Texas Monthly)
SSRI Ed note: Woman given antidepressant for postpartum depression, her husband often prevents her taking it, she stabs him to death, 193 times.
Swampscott man arrested for locking daughter in closet—(
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants is bad tempered and abusive to your daughter.
Why is my ADHD husband so short tempered and angry? — (ADHD and Marriage)
SSRI Ed note: Woman writes in wanting to know how to deal with her husband who is taking concerta, prozac, + a road rage drug and is irritable, angry, difficult. (surprise!)