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)Saturday, April 27th, 2019SSRI 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)Thursday, April 25th, 2019SSRI 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)Thursday, April 4th, 2019SSRI 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)Friday, March 8th, 2019SSRI 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)Wednesday, February 6th, 2019SSRI 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)Friday, January 11th, 2019SSRI 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?
Teen, 15, found hanged at home after telling family ‘I’d rather die than eat’ while flushing meals down the toilet — (The Sun)Wednesday, January 9th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Teen on Prozac for eating disorder stops eating, dosage upped instead of consult, she hangs herself.
ALL THAT REMAINS Guitarist OLI HERBERT Drowned After Ingesting Antidepressants And Sleeping Pills — (Blabbermouth)Saturday, November 10th, 2018SSRI 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)Wednesday, October 24th, 2018SSRI 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)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.
TRAGIC MUM Beautician, 30, hanged herself after post-natal depression made her wrongly fear social services would take her newborn away — (The Sun)Thursday, October 4th, 2018SSRI 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.)Monday, October 1st, 2018SSRI 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 doubtTuesday, September 25th, 2018SSRI 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)Friday, September 14th, 2018SSRI 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)Tuesday, September 4th, 2018SSRI 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)Tuesday, August 28th, 2018SSRI 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)Friday, August 24th, 2018SSRI 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)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.
Antidepressant prescriptions for children on the rise — (BBC News)Tuesday, July 24th, 2018SSRI 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)Monday, July 16th, 2018SSRI 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)Friday, June 22nd, 2018
‘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)Tuesday, June 19th, 2018SSRI 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)Saturday, June 16th, 2018SSRI 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)Monday, June 11th, 2018SSRI 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)Wednesday, June 6th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Designer takes meds for depression, anxiety, that obviously did not help, unexpectedly dies by suicide. Husband believes mental illness the problem.
SPECIAL REPORT: Derbyshire mum calls for change nearly a year after her beloved son took his own life — (The Derbyshire Times)Wednesday, June 6th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Diagnosed teen "put through hell", "given endless amounts of medication" deteriorates rapidly, becomes suicidal, hangs himself. Coroner never suspects meds.
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.
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)Friday, May 18th, 2018SSRI 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)Wednesday, May 16th, 2018SSRI 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)Thursday, May 3rd, 2018SSRI 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)Sunday, April 29th, 2018SSRI 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)Thursday, March 29th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man takes diazepam for years, struggles with depression, suicidality yet the drug is reported to have helped him. Dies by suicide.
‘I went on a walk and returned to find my husband dead’ — (The Guardian)Saturday, February 24th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Physician feels bad over a complaint is filed against him, is prescribed antidepressants twice, the 2nd time they make things worse, he dies by suicide.
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.
‘I Want it to Stop’: At 15, Ruben Urbina couldn’t bear his depression and anxiety anymore. So he called police with a chilling threat. — (The Washington Post)Wednesday, December 27th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Two teens put on antidepressants which make them suicidal, depressed, anxious. After failed attempt youngest dies by suicide. Parents fail to spot the cause.
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.