Murder Suicide Pact in Texas: Two Teenage Brothers Kill Family, Then Themselves — (102.9 KARN News Radio)Monday, April 5th, 2021SSRI 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)Wednesday, July 1st, 2020SSRI 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)Friday, August 16th, 2019SSRI 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)Friday, March 8th, 2019SSRI 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)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.
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.
Inquest underway after death of Workington Academy pupil — (The Whitehaven News)Friday, April 13th, 2018SSRI 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)Friday, January 19th, 2018SSRI 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)Thursday, October 19th, 2017SSRI 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)Tuesday, July 25th, 2017SSRI 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)Thursday, June 1st, 2017SSRI 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)Friday, March 17th, 2017SSRI 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)Saturday, December 17th, 2016SSRI 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)Thursday, September 29th, 2016SSRI 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)Wednesday, July 6th, 2016SSRI 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)Tuesday, May 17th, 2016SSRI 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)Sunday, May 15th, 2016SSRI 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)Thursday, March 24th, 2016SSRI 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)Tuesday, February 9th, 2016SSRI 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)Monday, January 18th, 2016SSRI 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)Saturday, January 16th, 2016SSRI 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)Tuesday, January 5th, 2016SSRI 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)Thursday, December 3rd, 2015SSRI 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)Thursday, November 19th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Driver taking Trazodone and Zoloft hits bus, investigation focuses on marijuana.
Mother seeks answers in daughter’s mysterious death — (Chicago Tribune)Tuesday, October 27th, 2015SSRI 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)Sunday, September 13th, 2015SSRI 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)Thursday, September 3rd, 2015SSRI 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)Wednesday, August 5th, 2015SSRI 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)Tuesday, June 30th, 2015SSRI 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)Monday, May 25th, 2015SSRI 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)Sunday, May 3rd, 2015SSRI 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)Wednesday, March 18th, 2015SSRI 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)Thursday, February 26th, 2015SSRI 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)Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
Humiliated Woman Hanged Herself After Taunted With What She Did On TV — (Mad World News)Friday, February 13th, 2015SSRI 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)Thursday, January 15th, 2015SSRI 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)Friday, November 7th, 2014SSRI 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)Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Did British drug death couple die in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ suicide pact? — (Daily Mail)Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
Suicide ruled in plane crash — (Fredericksburg Free Lance Star)Monday, July 21st, 2014
Reconstruction of Swiss bus crash “shows driver was suicidal” — (Flanders Today)Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
Survivor charged in suicide pact gone awry — (Omaha.com)Monday, July 7th, 2014
Dental Student’s Father Bemoans Privacy Laws — (Voices of NY)Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
Mother’s Little Poisoner: L'Wren Scott and a Classic Modus Operandi — (DavidHealy.org)Sunday, April 6th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Circumstances of death point to another antidepressant tragedy
Inquest hears of tragic end of dad-of-two; He is found close to death in stream — (The Free Library)Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
Norfolk woman hit by train struggled to cope with anti-depressant drugs — (EDP24)Wednesday, March 19th, 2014SSRI 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)Tuesday, March 18th, 2014