Officials: Man who killed mother, stepfather, another man had recently stopped taking medication — (WMURG)Tuesday, June 18th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Veteran, long-time user of "mental health medications" stops them, becomes psychotic, kills parents, friend, himself.
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.
Liverpool soldier killed himself weeks after suicide of friend with PTSD — (The Liverpool Echo)Saturday, June 16th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Iraq veteran consumed by anxiety, feelings of inadequacy, suicide attempts. Perhaps hismeds did more than "numb" him.
Death by suicide of paramedic who rushed to Quebec City mosque attack shines light on trauma risks for first-responders — (The Star)Friday, June 1st, 2018SSRI Ed note: Paramedic, traumatized by treating the victims of Quebec mosque shooting, quits her job, is prescribed antidepressants, dies by suicide 3 months later.
Man gets 3 years in prison for assault, EH apartment arson — (The Journal Inquirer)Friday, September 15th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man being "treated" for depression, bi-polar, PTSD assaults hospital worker, sets apartment on fire, gets 3 yr jail term even though mental illness blamed.
Wife of metro Detroit veteran killed in standoff with police speaks out — (WXYZ Detroit)Monday, August 28th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Young vet loses friend to suicide, gets "help" for PTSD from VA, they change his meds, he becomes violent, suicidal, dies in standoff with police.
Ex-Fort Carson soldier admits to killing man in botched robbery — (Colorado Springs Gazette)Friday, January 27th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Ex-soldier diagnosed with PTSD, on medication for depression and anxiety, breaks in to a home with plans to steal, stabs a man to death. Gets 45 - 60 yrs.
What happened to Lionel Desmond? An Afghanistan veteran whose war wouldn’t end — (The Globe and Mail)Thursday, January 19th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Afghanistan vet, given Effexor, Risperdal, Zopiclone, Prazosin for PTSD, gets worse, shoots and kills his mother, wife, daughter and himself. PTSD blamed.
Soldier who killed 5 Dallas Police Officers showed PTSD symptoms, documents show — (The Los Angeles Times)Wednesday, August 24th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Afghanistan vet suffers PTSD, V.A. prescribes antidepressant and anti-anxiety meds, he shoots and kills 5 police officers.
Gavin Long said he suffered from PTSD, source tells CNN — (CNN)Wednesday, July 20th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Veteran, awarded Marine Corps Good Conduct and other medals, had PTSD, was on at least 3 psychoactive meds when he shot 6 police, killing 3, in Baton Rouge.
Veteran’s suicidal past wasn’t known when police put him in cell, inquiry hears — (The Globe and Mail)Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016SSRI Ed note: Afghanistan veteran, 27, placed on antidepressants and neuroleptics, becomes suicidal and abuses alcohol, commits suicide. Connection officially ignored.
An Ex-Marine Killed Two People in Cold Blood. Should His PTSD Keep Him From Death Row? — (Mother Jones)Monday, May 2nd, 2016SSRI Ed note: Former marine on antidepressants feels like he is in a game (detachment), shoots, kills estranged girlfriend and her brother, calls 911. PTSD blamed.
The Unremembered — (The Globe and Mail)Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016SSRI Ed note: Four suicides, three soldiers known to be on antidepressants and other meds. The Canadian military still refuses to connect the antidepressant-suicide dots.
Soldier in highrise murder-suicide suffered from PTSD, obituary says — (The Globe and Mail)Thursday, December 24th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Veteran treated for PTSD, "ecstatic" to have fallen in love and married, inexplicably dies with pregnant bride in murder-suicide.
Report: Veteran Mental Health Ignored in Capital Cases — (The Texas Tribune)Tuesday, November 10th, 2015SSRI Ed note: 5 war vets who killed people, good service records, no history of violence, executed in Texas. PTSD a factor, treatment records absent or "unavailable".
Arreaga accuses victim’s wife of shooting — (The Times-Standard)Tuesday, October 13th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Booze and drugs cause disaster.
In Unit Stalked by Suicide, Veterans Try to Save One Another — (The New York Times)Saturday, September 19th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Veteran's Affairs continues to push drugs, ignoring increased suicide risk
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.
An 11-year-old reported being raped twice, wound up with a conviction — (The Washington Post)Thursday, March 12th, 2015SSRI Ed note: An extreme example of prescribing antidepressants instead of dealing with real problem- no investigation despite evidence of rape of 11-yr-old.
Military will publish response to suicide probe — (Toronto Star)Saturday, March 7th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Soldier on Venlafaxine/Effexor, gabapentin, Quetiapine, Zopiclone + olanzapine changes, dies by suicide. Cdn Military conducts probe, misses obvious cause.
Lawton police shooting justified; man answered door with a gun — (The Oklahoman)Sunday, September 14th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Decorated army veteran calls police about vandals in his driveway, tells them he has a gun, they arrive and kill him. D.A. decides shooting justified.
Nick Cutter’s Death Exposes Neglect Scandal at Miami VA Hospital — (Miami New Times)Thursday, July 31st, 2014
Whitewash from the Outset, the Fort Hood Shootings April 2, 2014 — (Donald J. Farber, Attorney at Law); Army Report: Fort Hood Mass Shooter Ivan Lopez on Psychotropic Cocktail of Celexa, Wellbutrin, Ambien, LunestaTuesday, May 20th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Lawyer and expert who testified before House of Representatives, at FDA public hearings exposes cover-up of SSRI effects by military brass.
Opinion: My husband refused to believe he had bipolar disorder, and denial destroyed him — (The Journal.ie)Thursday, May 15th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Man loses job, has nervous breakdown, is diagnosed, given Paxil, gets worse, wife accepts he is bipolar, unknowingly works against his recovery. Typical.
Dad Of Fort Hood Shooter Says Son ‘Must Not Have Been In Right Mind’ — (Huffington Post)Friday, April 4th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Soldier on meds including Celexa, Wellbutrin, Ambien, and Lunesta goes on shooting spree, killing 3 and injuring 16. Family speculates that recent deaths responsible.
A Troubled Marine’s Final Fight — (TIME)Friday, January 31st, 2014
Dad describes son’s suicide — (The Tribune Chronicle)Wednesday, January 15th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Iraq Vet, on Valium, Percocet, Paxil - dose increased 4 times - for PTSD, pain, shoots & kills himself in front of Dad. Care criticized, Paxil not a suspect.
Utah tragedy: The last flight of Speedy Peterson — (Salt Lake City Tribune)Monday, January 6th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Olympic skier on Adderall, Vyvanse, Ritalin and Zoloft dies by suicide.
Flashbacks and work probe behind suicide — (The Cornishman)Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Carlisle mother hears hospital failed to ensure safety of suicidal daughter — (News & Star)Saturday, November 16th, 2013
Investigating a military suicide when it's your son — (Aljazeera America)Saturday, October 19th, 2013
Mow Cop dad died after battle with depression — (The Sentinel)Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
Woman who was sexually abused as a child died from excess drinking, inquest rules — (North Devon Journal)Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
Dad, 33, died on Christmas Day 'from a broken heart' — (The Sentinel)Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
Bury St Edmunds: Coroner says PCSO Sue Medcraft took her own life — (EADT24)Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
Coroner praises programme to prevent suicides — (Eastern Daily Press)Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
St Columb mother took her own life after rape allegations — (Cornish Guardian)Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013SSRI Ed note: Woman on medication for anxiety attempts suicide, then tries again and succeeds, Memories of sexual abuse blamed.
Widow's push for awareness after ex-Notts soldier's suicide — (Nottingham Post)Monday, July 1st, 2013
Evidence of Mansfield soldier’s suicide ‘not sufficiently clear’ — (CHAD)Monday, July 1st, 2013
In the Crosshairs: Chris Kyle, a decorated sniper, tried to help a troubled veteran. The result was tragic — (The New Yorker)Monday, June 3rd, 2013SSRI Ed note: Veteran on prescription drug cocktail including antidepressants shoots American hero.
Baffling Rise in Suicides Plagues the U.S. Military — (New York Times)Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
After suicide: All that’s left is ‘why?’ — (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)Sunday, May 5th, 2013SSRI Ed note: Young woman starts on Zoloft as a teenager, become suicidal, kills herself at 29.
Beloved veteran saved many, but couldn’t escape own demons — (Yakima Herald)Sunday, March 17th, 2013SSRI Ed note: Army psychologist takes antidepressants, becomes suicidal, personality change, develops marriage problems, dies by suicide.
North Wales mum took own life after stuggling to cope with death of son — (North Wales Daily Post)Friday, February 15th, 2013
Troopers open fire after driver rams cruiser at Dunkin' Donuts — (WCVB.com)Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Army mom: Military suicides ‘out of control’ — (Army Times)Sunday, November 25th, 2012
Perfect family wiped out by dad grieving for tragic baby boy — (Mirror News)Monday, October 8th, 2012SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants kills his family on the anniversary of the death of his baby son.