Toronto Man Leaves Heart-Wrenching Suicide Letter Naming Ativan as Murderer After Suffering Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome for 3 Years — (Benzodiazepine Information Coalition)Wednesday, February 21st, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man, 68, has life destroyed by benzodiazepine withdrawal. Tries tor 3 years to recover, fails, finally decides he cannot live that way, dies by suicide.
Adult Film Star August Ames Had Cocaine, Depression Medication in Her System at Time of Death — (Pop Culture)Friday, February 9th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Young adult film star taking Xanax, sertraline (Zoloft) cocaine hangs herself in a public park.
When love isn’t enough A daughter’s suicide leaves a grieving father searching for answers — (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)Sunday, February 4th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Talented student suffers physical challenge, ECT, forced into inactivity she is treated for "mental illness", she becomes suicidal, overdoses, dies.
Fidel Castro’s son, a bookish nuclear scientist, commits suicide — (The Washington Post)Thursday, February 1st, 2018SSRI Ed note: Eldest son of Fidel Castro is hospitalized for depression following his father's death, gets treatment as outpatient (antidepressants), dies by suicide.
This brilliant Ottawa tech pioneer had wealth and a wonderful family. His suicide shocked everyone. — (The Ottawa Citizen)Tuesday, January 30th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Stressed entrepreneur has breakdown, is prescribed anti-anxiety med, dies by suicide 6 mo later. Everyone shocked.
Mum who campaigned for people with depression Corrine Leatherbarrow was found dead below cliffs at Kynance Cove — (Cornwall Live)Monday, January 29th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Woman takes antidepressants for many years, continues to be depressed, eventually she dies from jumping off a cliff.
Depressed Greenpeace boss died after stepping into the path of a tube in front of his horrified father as they both returned from visiting his dementia-stricken mother — (The Daily Mail)Monday, December 18th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Environmental activist, history of depression, failed marriages, suicide attempts, "responding well to medication" (!?!) steps in front of train, dies.
Haunting Instagram diary of girl, 11, who detailed plan to die before suicide — (News Corp Australia Network)Friday, December 1st, 2017SSRI Ed note: Girl unhappy with her appearance keeps a suicide diary and a stash of unnamed medication, self-harms, plans and executes suicide.
Teenager’s body may have been lying undiscovered for a week — (The Stoke Sentinal)Thursday, November 23rd, 2017SSRI Ed note: Happy, popular undergrad gets pressure to improve grades, goes to university counselling service, gets antidepressants, hangs herself shortly after.
Rohde murder trial: Susan given sleeping pills after Botox — (The Times Live)Wednesday, November 15th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed Stilnox [Ambien, zolpidem]+benzodiazepine by clueless MD dies by suicide at conference with husband, he's charged with murder, staging scene.
Young blogger killed herself over fears she would lose custody of her son — (Metro U.K.)Wednesday, November 15th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Young mum on antidepressants for anxiety feels out of control of her life, hangs herself. Coroner records open verdict.
Lonely death of Tantric sex guru and yogi Psalm Isadora leaves disciples with unanswered questions — (news.com.au)Monday, October 23rd, 2017SSRI Ed note: Sex teacher dies by suicide in withdrawal from Xanax, other substances.
Pharmacist, 25, hanged herself during romantic holiday with boyfriend — (The Independent)Tuesday, October 10th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Young pharmacist prescribed fluoxetine sometimes forgets to take med, goes on holiday with boyfriend, hangs herself.
IIT graduate commits suicide before exam — (National Herald)Tuesday, September 26th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Talented young IIT grad with bright future gets treated for depression, quits job at Morgan Chase, returns home, commits suicide by jumping 23 floors.
‘Life is an illusion’: RML junior doctor fighting depression found dead in Delhi flat — (Hindustan Times)Tuesday, September 19th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Young doctor subjected to ECT, antidepressants feels detached, loses motivation, decides to hang himself, leaves note, role of meds not recognized.
Launceston father and child sex abuse victim stabbed himself after refusing medication and counsellingThursday, September 7th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man taking medication for anxiety stabs himself to death in front of parents.
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)Monday, September 4th, 2017SSRI 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.
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.
The Dark Side of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington: Battle With Addiction Inspired and Plagued Singer, Shadowing His Massive Success — (E News)Thursday, July 20th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Linkin Park lead singer, history of depression, heavy drinking, antidepressant use, hangs himself.
Mental health care and rising suicides in UK prisons — (Aljazeera)Wednesday, July 12th, 2017SSRI Ed note: As more prisoners are diagnosed bipolar, depressed ->drugged, suicide rate climbs. Researchers see link to mental illness, not to meds.
YouTube star Stevie Ryan ‘totally off anti-depressants,’ grieving death of grandfather just before suicide — (The Mercury News)Monday, July 3rd, 2017SSRI Ed note: Utube star with history of depression, taking medications that stop working, stops taking all antidepressants, dies by suicide after death of grandfather.
Ghostbusters II Baby Oscar Actor and John Denver’s Nephew Dead of Apparent Suicide After Battle with Mental Illness — (People)Thursday, June 22nd, 2017SSRI Ed note: "Upbeat, healthy, witty, kind, outgoing" man, 29, given psych drugs that "took a toll on his personality", dies by suicide, schizoaffective disorder blamed.
Heartbreaking note left by girl unable to cope with her mother’s death — (Metro)Monday, June 5th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Young woman prescribed antidepressants to help her cope with death of mum dies by suicide.
Chris Cornell, Dead of Suicide, Was Guiding Force in Grunge Music — (NBC News)Thursday, May 18th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Grunge band frontman, recovering addict, not suicidal or depressed, takes Ativan, commits suicide by hanging. Everyone shocked.
A son’s battle, a family’s fight: Parents grieving son they say was lost in mental health-care system — (The Regina Leader-Post)Friday, April 28th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Teen drugged with antidepressants. other psych meds on/off for 3 yrs attempts suicide several times, finally succeeds, mom concludes youth need more than meds.
Horrible suffering became too much for Adam Maier-Clayton — (The Windsor Star)Friday, April 21st, 2017SSRI Ed note: Where do the lies about mental illness, and the damage done "treating" it, lead? To belief there is no recovery. To loss of hope & death of many bright lights.
GSK Must Pay $3 Million in Generic Paxil Suicide Lawsuit: U.S. Jury — (New York Times)Thursday, April 20th, 2017SSRI Ed note: In a groundbreaking case, a widow does not settle, wins lawsuit against GSK for the suicide of her attorney husband. Jury agrees GSK lied, hid risks.
State Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam found dead near Hudson River likely committed suicide, police say — (New York Daily News)Thursday, April 13th, 2017SSRI Ed note: HIghly respected jurist shocks friends and husband by committing suicide a few weeks after starting medication for depression. Nobody can figure out why,
Shock as trust admits failings at woman’s inquest — (The Portsmouth News)Tuesday, April 11th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Woman feels bad after work complaint, seeks help for depression, gets meds, they don't work, she becomes suicidal, overdoses, later dies by suicide.
‘Shaken’ heritage chief took own life after row with his new employer — (Herald Scotland)Friday, March 24th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Successful man, long history of depression being on antidepressants, argues with boss, quits job, impulsively hangs himself. Coroner finds suicide.
Coroner records narrative verdict on Caernarfon schoolgirl who jumped from Menai Bridge — (News North Wales)Thursday, March 23rd, 2017SSRI Ed note: Schoolgirl released from mental health unit dies by suicide jumping from bridge, coroner reaches a non-suicide verdict.
Teenager hanged herself in bedroom after writing ‘to die would be an awfully big adventure’ on wall — (The Mirror)Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017SSRI Ed note: Teen on 2 SSRIs, other meds exhibits aggressive, self-destructive behaviour, dies by suicide, Clueless coroner unaware of MHRA edict againsts SSRIs for teens.
Mum-of-seven hanged herself just weeks after discovering she was pregnant again — (The Mirror)Saturday, March 18th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Woman taking fluoxetine cannot decide whether or not to terminate her 8th pregnancy, in the end she hangs herself.
Pregnant mum with depression hanged herself weeks before birth, telling husband in note: ‘Don’t come in, I’m sorry’ — (The Mirror)Thursday, March 9th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Woman given antidepressants after birth of first baby attempts suicide several times, meds continued, hangs herself in second pregnancy.
Ricki Lake Reveals Her Ex-Husband Died by Suicide amid Battle with Bipolar Disorder: ‘I Wanted to Save Him’ — (Wednesday, March 1st, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man on psych drugs for years suffers severe mood swings, probably caused by the meds, eventually dies by suicide. So sad and so typical.
Tattenhall mother takes her own life after marriage breakdown — (Chester Chronicle)Wednesday, March 1st, 2017SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist doubles dose of Prozac for depressed woman who is not helped by the drug. She commits suicide, coroner does not suspect the med.
Celebrity dog walker killed herself after becoming stressed with running her business, inquest told — (The Sun)Tuesday, February 14th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants gets worse, attempts suicide, GP clearly does not understand, she kills herself. Business stress blamed.
Doctor doubled girl’s antidepressant dosage before she live-streamed her suicide — (10tv)Thursday, January 26th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Doctor doubles dosage of Zoloft for abused teen in foster care, a month later she live-streams her suicide on Facebook. Pfizer blames inadequate monitoring.
Wealthy philanthropist jumps to her death on Upper East Side — (New York Post)Thursday, January 26th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Wealthy philanthropist, happily married, suffers depression and inexplicably jumps to her death from apartment.
Death of Brent student who died after being hit by train was suicide, coroner rules — (GetWestLondon)Thursday, January 19th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Student on leave to deal with mental health issues stops medication, jumps in front of train.
Canadian Ty Pozzobon’s death a wake-up call for rodeo riders about effects of concussions — (The National Post)Friday, January 13th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Talented young bull rider suffers multiple concussions, seeks "treatment" from family physician, dies by suicide. CTE blamed.
The Concussion Diaries: One High School Football Player’s Secret Struggle with CTE — (GQ)Tuesday, January 10th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Young football player given Zoloft, Adderall, possible CTE, unsurprisingly feels very "messed up", suicidal, dies by suicide. Meds not suspected.
Why did 12-year-old Katelyn Nichole Davis hang herself on a livestream — (The Daily Haze)Friday, January 6th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Girl on antidepressants self-harms, suffers from negative thinking, attachment to fictional character, livestreams her suicide by hanging. Depression blamed.
Patients suffer over gap between physical and mental health care — (The Star)Wednesday, December 28th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Mother takes worried son to GP. Unaware antidepressants ineffective & dangerous for kids, GP prescribes one. Alex gets steadily worse, dies by suicide.
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.
Tragic end: Missing mom Florence Leung found dead — (CTV)Thursday, November 17th, 2016SSRI Ed note: New mom, a nurse, given antidepressants, dies by suicide.
Teenager hanged herself at boarding school after watching Channel 4 series — (Report UK)Tuesday, October 25th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Teen with long history of taking antidepressants becomes emotional watching a TV show on the subject, dies by suicide. Depression blamed.
Violent Deaths in Georgia, 2008-2012 — (Georgia Violent Death Reporting System)Thursday, October 20th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Suicide victims were disproportionately represented by military vets, antidepressants in blood of 42.1 % of those tested. No way to know about withdrawal.
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.
GP found dead after being suspended over bipolar disorder blog — (Health Diary)Monday, September 19th, 2016SSRI Ed note: GP taking medication for bipolar blogs about her condition, exhibits odd behaviour and suicidal acts, is suspended, medication increased, dies by suicide.