Archive for Suicide – Page 3

Mental health care and rising suicides in UK prisons — (Aljazeera)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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.
Ceri Sheehan went paintballing with friend the day before his death Told parents ‘you don’t understand’ as he argued against giving up electronics Kept phone and sent a friend worrying messages, who then messaged his father His father came home to find all the lights on and Ceri hanged in the garden
SSRI Ed note: Talented, independent-minded teen sent to psychiatrist gets antidepressants, probably also stimulant, becomes suicidal, hangs himself over minor incident.
‘Shaken’ heritage chief took own life after row with his new employer — (Herald Scotland)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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’ — (
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: New mom, a nurse, given antidepressants, dies by suicide.
Teenager hanged herself at boarding school after watching Channel 4 series — (Report UK)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: GP taking medication for bipolar blogs about her condition, exhibits odd behaviour and suicidal acts, is suspended, medication increased, dies by suicide.
Harley Street dentist arrested on suspicion of killing wife was victim of domestic abuse, inquest hears — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Dentist has complaint filed about her, starts citalopram, diazepam, hangs herself, husband held on suspicion of murder, since no logical motive for suicide.
Attorney for teen accused of encouraging boyfriend to kill himself raises questions about antidepressant — (The Boston Globe)
SSRI Ed note: Teenage couple both take citalopram, he is suicidal, she encourages him to kill himself, and he does. She is charged.
Florida Court Rules Physician May Be Liable in Suicide — (Medscape)
SSRI Ed note: G.P. prescribes Effexor, woman does not feel right on it, advises GP, he changes to Lexapro without seeing her, she dies by suicide. Husband sues.
QC who worked on Julian Assange case jumped in front of West Hampstead train after being allowed out of private hospital — (Hampstead Highgate Express)
SSRI Ed note: Wikileaks "brilliant" barrister treated for depression, suffers withdrawal, medication changed, leaves him shaking, dies by suicide. Coroner finds not suicide.
Heartbroken mum of teen who killed himself after withdrawn rape allegation found hanged at family home — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 17, upset over flase rape allegation takes antidepressants, commits suicide. Stress of investigation blamed. Mom then commits suicide.
Tragedy of St Albans bleach death man — (Herts Advertiser)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 75, on antidepressants and sad over personal losses commits suicide by drinking bleach; efforts to save him fail. Depressive disorder blamed.
High-speed train death accidental — (BBC NEWS)
SSRI Ed note: Man given antidepressants and tranquillizers for panic attack becomes suicidal, lies on train track, is killed, coroner does not find suicide.
Young mum kills herself after children taken from her care while another desperately ill in hospital — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Mom, 28, given antidepressants to help her cope with having 2 children taken from her, attempts suicide by overdose, writes glib farewell, hangs herself.
Cardiff student who died from drug overdose was suffering from exam pressures, inquest hears — (Wales Online)
SSRI Ed note: "Bright, happy" biochemistry student feels depressed, gets antidepressants, becomes worse, dies by suicide. Exam pressures blamed.
Wife begged tragic Derbyshire man ‘not to be let out’ of hospital before his death — (Derbyshire Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man distraught over grandmother's death, split with wife, given antidepressants, attempts suicide, later succeeds. Depression blamed.
Parents whose fashion student son, 21, died five days after being released from a mental health unit say police failed to tell them when they found him ‘staring over the side of a bridge’ — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Student is committed to hospital by police for contemplating suicide, released with no meds, GP prescribes meds, he kills himself the next day. Hospital blamed.
Jodie Jose, 22, suffocated herself in her car after battle with severe depression — (Essex Live)
SSRI Ed note: Young woman taking antidepressants dies by suicide.
Meldreth teenager who ended own life ‘slipped through the cracks’ of mental health system, inquest concludes — (The Royston Crow)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 18, going through a "down" period is prescribed antidepressants by GP, commits suicide a month later. Mental health underfunding blamed.
My Daughter’s Medication Was Better Regulated Than the Gun She Used to End Her Life — (Vogue)
SSRI Ed note: Suicide victim's mom questions wait between refills of antidepressants that keep her increasingly depressed, suicidal daughter "healthy", wants gun control.
Inquest: ‘Loving, caring and popular’ teen Reece Burrowes found hanged in Danson Park, Bexleyheath, days after being prescribed antidepressants — (This Is Local London)
SSRI Ed note: Happy, popular football player, 17, prescribed setraline commits suicide days later. Everyone shocked, hidden depression blamed.
Paul Gascoigne’s lookalike nephew begged to be sectioned five weeks before his sudden death aged just 22 reveals his grieving mother — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: On antidepressants since 13, young man struggles with "mental health demons", is depressed, self-harms, has OCD, nobody suspects meds. Dies by suicide at 22.
Veteran’s suicidal past wasn’t known when police put him in cell, inquiry hears — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Afghanistan veteran, 27, placed on antidepressants and neuroleptics, becomes suicidal and abuses alcohol, commits suicide. Connection officially ignored.
Jury awards $12 million to estate of Madison man who took his life after being released from hospital — (The New Haven Register)
SSRI Ed note: Hospital decides man should taper off his anxiety medication, discharges him, he dies by suicide, jury finds hospital negligent.