Archive for Suicide

Loving husband and father died after tragic mental health battle — (Devon Live)
SSRI Ed note: Long-time user of antidepressants feels depressed, suicidal (so obviously meds don't work), tried to reduce drug causing headaches, dies by suicide.
Depressed dad, 47, who lost IT job due to coronavirus pandemic takes his own life — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Man loses job in pandemic, is prescribed antidepressant, he appears to be fine but dies by suicide with no warning. Meds not suspected.
‘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.
Steve Bing pals: Suicide spurred by money, drugs and mental health struggle — (Page Six)
SSRI Ed note: Hollywood mogul takes antidepressants for years, is not close to his kids, has drug problem, manages his fortune poorly, dies by suicide.
Barrow man Paul Joseph Smith had ‘potentially lethal’ concentration of antidepressants in system — (The Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking 2 antidepressants is suicidal, has friend over, they drink too much, he dies of overdose, coroner rules suicide.
Leading heart doctor, 63, hanged himself after fighting secret 40-year battle against depression — (BrinkWire)
SSRI Ed note: Caring physician, many years on antidepressants suffers recurring depression, drinks, is suicidal, self-harms, drugs don't help, hangs himself.
‘He loved me so much…’: Shah Rukh Khan mourns Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise — (Free Press Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Popular Bollywood actor takes antidepressants, hangs himself, everyone shocked.
‘Broken’ young man sent to A&E by GP as suicide risk was referred back to doctor and told to ‘work on self care’ – he was found dead days later — (Manchester Evening News)
SSRI Ed note: Successful young man put on antidepressants by GP, loses hope, motivation, becomes suicidal, mental health deteriorates, he dies by suicide. Nobody blames meds.
Family of West Point cadet who died by suicide blames medical negligence at Portland VA — (Task & Purpose)
SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed Prozac by VA after ankle injury becomes suicidal, anxious, reports that the med is the problem, is ignored, dies by suicide. Parents sue.
Chantal Ackerman: My Mother Laughs review – too umbilically linked? A moving record of the complex relations between mother and daughter— (The Arts Desk)
SSRI Ed note: Talented filmmaker suffers depression, is hospitalized and medicated, admits to thoughts of suicide, ultimately kills herself.
Medication made mother an addict’- family of woman who died by suicide — (Irish Examiner)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on sleeping pills, antidepressants and opiates (no physical cause for pain) becomes addicted, inactive, dies by suicide.
Mum found daughter’s body after suicide using Find My Phone app — (Metro.co.uk)
SSRI Ed note: (Yet another) lovely teen treated for depression and anxiety dies by suicide. Mom finds her but cannot save her.
GHD hair straighteners founder killed himself after ‘fearing bankruptcy’ — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Entrepreneur prescribed antidepressants for anxiety deteriorates rapidly, dies by suicide. Wife unprepared for effects of drug. Worth £50M, fears bankruptcy.
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.
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.
‘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.
Suspect in violent standoff previously threatened to leave wife ‘black and blue,’ records show — (San Antonio Express-News)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Woman who falsely claimed she was pregnant three times killed herself after becoming depressed she had no kids — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants is self-destructive, attempts suicide by overdose, second attempt succeeds. Coroner rejects suicide verdict. Childlessness blamed.
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.
TRAGIC MUM  Beautician, 30, hanged herself after post-natal depression made her wrongly fear social services would take her newborn away — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Happily married, excited but tired new mom given antidepressants develops odd ideas, anxiety increases, she dies by suicide.
Young mum hanged herself after losing job at doctor’s surgery — (Metro U.K.)
SSRI Ed note: Young mom with insomnia, taking citalopram and zopiclone, loses job, hangs herself.
‘One of the loveliest people I ever knew’: Suicide tragedy of the Manchester Royal Infirmary nurse who struggled with self doubt
SSRI Ed note: Nurse close to physician father goes on and off antidepressants, including citalopram, for "low moods" over 2 years, dies by suicide soon after re-starting.
‘Being thin can’t solve depression’ – grieving husband’s warning as wife, 37, kills herself after 20 stone weight loss — (The Stoke Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Woman with long history of excess weight has gastric bypass, becomes thinner, still not happy, takes antidepressants, dies by suicide.
Call for suicide prevention — (The Express Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Successful model feeling stress goes to psychiatrist for treatment, dies by suicide .Everyone shocked. Depression blamed.
OPP overhauling mental supports in wake of suicides, Widow wants force to set aside time for officers to talk about difficult calls — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Capable, respected police officer with happy home life, feels down, takes antidepressants, dies by suicide, an act totally out of character.
Why “happy” doctors die by suicide — (America’s leading voice for ideal medical care)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist prescribes 2 psych drugs to physician recovering from anxiolytics, they make him paranoid, anxious, suicidal, he dies by suicide.
My Husband’s Suicide: Recognizing Predictors of Police Suicide — (In Public Safety)
SSRI 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.
Antidepressant prescriptions for children on the rise — (BBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Prescriptions of SSRIs to children increases dramatically, takers are younger. Guidelines call for close supervision, but drugs have never been proven safe.
Distraught husband shares grief of ‘hardest moment of his life’ after wife’s heartbreaking text before she hanged herself — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: "Happy, bubbly" mum - until she is treated for post-partum depression - becomes suicidal, unpredictable, unstable, overdoses, self-harms, dies by suicide.
Travels with Anthony Bourdain — (The New Yorker)
‘The world wants me to fail’: Strict headteacher, 37, of six academies who banned pupils wearing lipstick and fake tan ‘was worried about losing his job’ before he hanged himself at home — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: "Inspirational", strong, Headmaster takes fluoxetine, drinks heavily, hangs himself.
Liverpool soldier killed himself weeks after suicide of friend with PTSD — (The Liverpool Echo)
SSRI Ed note: Iraq veteran consumed by anxiety, feelings of inadequacy, suicide attempts. Perhaps hismeds did more than "numb" him.
UAE teen commits suicide, cops find book on depression near body — (The Khaleej Times)
SSRI Ed note: Arab teen on antidepressant hands herself while reading An Unquiet Mind. Police blame book for the suicide.
Andy Spade Gives Heartbreaking Statement On Wife Kate Spade’s Death: ‘We Can’t Even Begin To Fathom Life Without Her’ Rachel West — (MSN)
SSRI Ed note: Designer takes meds for depression, anxiety, that obviously did not help, unexpectedly dies by suicide. Husband believes mental illness the problem.
Death by suicide of paramedic who rushed to Quebec City mosque attack shines light on trauma risks for first-responders — (The Star)
SSRI Ed note: Paramedic, traumatized by treating the victims of Quebec mosque shooting, quits her job, is prescribed antidepressants, dies by suicide 3 months 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.
Scientist killed himself after suffering male postnatal depression, former wife claims — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Man "depressed" after birth of son, major move is put on "right medication", marriage falls apart, he commits suicide. Lucky it wasn't the wrong medication!
Joshua Corbett, Sandra Bullock Stalker, Found Dead From Self-Inflicted Wound After Police Standoff — (INQUISITR)
SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed with "bipolar schizophrenia" stalks Sandra Bullock, forced psych meds, collects arsenal, convicted, kills himself during standoff with police.
Mother’s agony as daughter hanged herself after suffering withdrawal from Xanax which she took to help her cope with anxiety ahead of university exams — (All World Report)
SSRI Ed note: Talented, popular, student takes Xanax for exam anxiety, suffers severe thought/mood disturbance upon withdrawal, hangs herself.
Coronation Street actor Kevin Rowley committed suicide after ‘struggling with ageing’ — (The Daily Express)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes diazepam for years, struggles with depression, suicidality yet the drug is reported to have helped him. Dies by suicide.