Archive for Loss of normal fear

Murder Suicide Pact in Texas: Two Teenage Brothers Kill Family, Then Themselves — (102.9 KARN News Radio)
SSRI Ed note: Brothers "battling depression" with antidepressants that no longer work carry out an agreed plan to kill themselves and their entire immedaite family.
‘Gifted’ schoolboy, 18, killed himself by crashing into a lorry after missing out on place at top uni — (The  Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Kind, gifted student feels anxious, counsellor prescribes fluoxetine, he dies by suicide shortly after. Coroner does not suspect role of medication in tragedy.
Heartbroken dad killed himself after getting embroiled in bitter tug-of-love battle over his five-year-old daughter — (The Manchester Evening News)
SSRI Ed note: Separated young man with construction business separates from partner, takes antidepressants, attempts suicide, may have discontinued (or not), dies by suicide.
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.
Much-loved paramedic killed himself after receiving ‘unwanted phone calls’, inquest hears — (Devon Live)
SSRI Ed note: Man "managing" bipolar, depression, drinks, takes cocaine, is paranoid, behaves in odd "menacing" way, commits suicide for no apparent reason.
Jacksonville shooter had history of mental illness, Katz was in treatment at least as early as age 12 — (News 4 Jax)
SSRI 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.
Inquest underway after death of Workington Academy pupil — (The Whitehaven News)
SSRI Ed note: Popular, gifted student has a down period, is prescribed antidepressants. Hangs herself, dies, without warning.
Autopsy: Roy Halladay had 3 drugs in his system during plane crash — (The Philly Voice)
SSRI Ed note: Baseball hall of fame pitcher takes Prozac, Ambien, other meds, does dangerous, illegal "hotdog" maneuvres in his new aircraft, dies in crash. Everyone shocked.
Psychiatrist indicted in bludgeoning of baby daddy with a sledgehammer — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Teen becomes moody at 14, diagnosed bipolar, given multiple psych meds, psychiatrist-cousin talks him into killing her lover. He is charged, convicted.
Student, 21, found hanged after ‘unravelling’ with depression is fifth ‘to commit suicide’ at same university this year — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Gifted student starts treatment for clinical depression, dies by suicide 3 months later. Four other students, none suicidal, share fate. University probe.
Elizabeth Wettlaufer pleads guilty to all charges in killing of 8 seniors — (Global News)
SSRI Ed note: Nurse on antidepressants, neuroleptics, has periodic urges to kill people ("red surges"), acts on them, feels terrible guilt, turns herself in.
Man Charged With Murder in Death of Emergency Worker in the Bronx — (New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man intoxicated on psychiatric and illegal drugs, semi-delirious, hijacks an ambulance, runs over EMT, killing her. Lawyer blames mental illness.
Inquest held into death of tragic mum-of-two and MS sufferer Margaret MacDermott — (The Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Woman diagnosed with MS gets antidepressant dose increased, jumps off bridge and drowns, coroner records open verdict.
Mom: ‘I saw no signs’ son wanted to kill himself — (The Winnipeg Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Teen with dark thoughts prescribed antidepressants, at 23 fails to land job, dies by suicide. Mental illness blamed. Memorial website promotes status quo.
Families failed by a broken mental health care system often have no one to call but police — (The Boston Globe)
SSRI Ed note: Young man, 23, on Lexapro 3 weeks, drugged as child, is suicidal, goads police into shooting him. Police kill him despite warning. Killer cop awarded a medal.
An American ISIS Cell: The Story of 3 U.S. Recruits — (NBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Ohio teenager with problems given Lexapro instead of help, joins ISIS, leaves USA, becomes a fighter, dies in Syria.
Doctors prescribed man 145 opioid pills. Nine days after surgery, he died — (The Bellingham Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Post-tonsillectomy, doctors recklessly prescribe Percocet, Klonapin, Vicodin, Zoloft to young man who dies by overdose. Mother complains, secrecy protects docs.
La Electrician Who Plunged To His Death From Wilshire Grand Center Committed Suicide — (JIST NEWS)
SSRI Ed note: Construction worker taking antidepressants jumps to his death from 53 floors up.
Mario Woods’ last moments: ‘You better squeeze that … and kill me’ — (SFGate)
SSRI Ed note: Man on marijuana, speed and antidepressants slashes a stranger, has confrontation with police, is shot to death in the back.
“A few weeks after I graduated, I tried to jump in front of a train”: My bipolar disorder nightmare — (Salon)
SSRI Ed note: Prozac causes mania in student, 17. Results is bipolar diagnosis, lithium, neuroleptics. She blames clear iatrogenic mental illness on chemical imbalance.
French school teacher had attended psychiatric unit before Alps avalanche tragedy — (International Business Times)
SSRI Ed note: Teacher takes pupils on ski trip, takes them to a black slope closed due to avalanche warning, 3 die
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.
The Incomprehensibility of Death by Suicide — (Radio-Canada)
SSRI Ed note: Popular hockey player/university student given antidepressants, loses control of emotions, becomes suicidal, stabs himself to death. Depression blamed.
Drug Pipe Found in Truck That Killed Four Ball Players — (Bloomberg)
SSRI Ed note: Driver taking Trazodone and Zoloft hits bus, investigation focuses on marijuana.
Mother seeks answers in daughter’s mysterious death — (Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Young woman with several drugs in her system, including antidepressants, dies mysteriously in forest.
The killing of Alex Myers: Mental illness and police and the state of crisis intervention in Indianapolis — (The Indy Star)
SSRI Ed note: Men known to be depressed and suicidal, most almost certainly on antidepressants, are shot, killed by police.
Officer cleared in fatal shooting of armed Ludlow man — (Bangor Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on drug cocktail and alcohol dies in confrontation with police
Former cattle breeder shot herself in the face after suffering stress when faced with losing her farm — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Rancher under financial pressure takes antidepressant, kills herself with no warning
Distraught people, Deadly results – Officers often lack the training to approach the mentally unstable, experts say — (Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 17, on depression medication since the age of 12, enters police station with knife, claims to have a gun, is shot by police. Other stories too.
Inseparable brothers who were ‘deeply troubled’ die in suicide pact after youngest had suffered years of pain — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Young man has chronic jaw pain since age of 13, at 26 he and brother, 38, take antidepressants and die in suicide pact. Pain of younger blamed.
Teenager killed himself after his mother disconnected his Playstation — (METRO 82.7)
SSRI Ed note: Teenager, 18, takes Prozac for depression, commits suicide when his mum disconnects Playstation. Mental illness is blamed.
Amanda Tucker inquest: Heartbroken Tilehurst wife killed herself after husband’s death from cancer — (Reading and Berkshire News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed Lexapro for postpartum depression drinks alcohol, takes hydocodone, dies.
Pregnant woman was killed by train after doctor ‘failed to warn her an anxiety drug could cause suicidal feelings’ — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: GP prescribes Effexor to pregnant woman, had the med before, unable to cope, fails to warn. Says she is thinking of jumping in front of train, then does.
Antidepressant gets blame for bank robbery — (Winnipeg Sun)
Humiliated Woman Hanged Herself After Taunted With What She Did On TV — (Mad World News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman caught on camera trying to shoplift hangs herself. Had a previous suicide attempt, O.D.'d on her antidepressants.
Mother-of-one jumped to her death while suffering from depression after her desperate partner’s calls to NHS out-of-hours numbers went unanswered — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Doctors "switch" antidepressants that are clearly not working for a woman, she dies by suicide shortly after.
Actress Lynsey Pow found hanged after battles with cocaine and gambling debts — (London Evening Standard)
SSRI Ed note: Actress on antidepressants uses illegal drugs, runs up gambling debts, hangs herself, leaves a note. Coroner decides not necessarily suicide.
Olympia woman pleads guilty in 2013 murder — (The Olympian)
Did British drug death couple die in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ suicide pact? — (Daily Mail)
Suicide ruled in plane crash — (Fredericksburg Free Lance Star)
Reconstruction of Swiss bus crash “shows driver was suicidal” — (Flanders Today)
Survivor charged in suicide pact gone awry — (Omaha.com)
Singer, 21, sectioned after attempting suicide six times in three weeks killed herself after hospital staff let her out unescorted — (Daily Mail)
Dental Student’s Father Bemoans Privacy Laws — (Voices of NY)
Police confirm body found in creek is former Dallas assistant chief — (WFAA Dallas County News)
Mother’s Little Poisoner: L'Wren Scott and a Classic Modus Operandi — (DavidHealy.org)
SSRI Ed note: Circumstances of death point to another antidepressant tragedy
'I want my chips!' Furious mother who set FIRE to kebab shop because it closed before she could get her late-night takeaway is jailed for two years—(Daily Mail)
Inquest hears of tragic end of dad-of-two; He is found close to death in stream — (The Free Library)
Norfolk woman hit by train struggled to cope with anti-depressant drugs — (EDP24)
SSRI Ed note: Woman takes Prozac, almost dies by suicide, a week later goes through with it.
Inquest hears HMP Durham prisoner had 'rehearsed' his cell suicide — (Chronicle)