Archive for Endanger self

Mount Enterprise man indicted on intox manslaughter charges in Port Arthur wreck that killed teen girl, 2 adults, injured child — (12 News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on anti-anxiety meds, Zoloft, drinks, drives, sees double, causes fatal car crash.
Police release body camera footage of teenage girl’s fatal shooting — (ABC Eyewitness News)
SSRI Ed note: High school student on antidepressants goes on a bizarre rampage, driving recklessly, pointing a toy gun at police, who shoot and kill her.
Suspect In Arizona Rookie’s Death Was Mentally Ill: Troopers – Isaac D. King, 20, was on medication for anxiety and depression and has no criminal record, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said — (The Phoenix Patch)
SSRI Ed note: Young man on antidepressants has manic episode, throws rocks, assaults trooper, Trooper killed. Mental illness blamed.
Autopsy: Roy Halladay had 3 drugs in his system during plane crash — (The Philly Voice)
SSRI Ed note: Baseball hall of fame pitcher takes Prozac, Ambien, other meds, does dangerous, illegal "hotdog" maneuvres in his new aircraft, dies in crash. Everyone shocked.
How Did George Michael Die? Cause Of Death For Ex-Wham! Singer Is Unknown As He Dies ‘Peacefully’ At Home — (Follow News)
SSRI Ed note: Singer takes zolpidem and Effexor, drives badly impaired, is convicted twice (2007 & 2010). At 53, dies in sleep at home, cause not yet known.
2degrees boss should not have been flying, report finds — (The New Zealand Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Pilot on Cymbalta does not disclose he is taking the drug, flies plane, loses power (reason not identified), crashes into sea killing him and his wife.
Antidepressants Blamed for Stevens Johnson Syndrome — (Lawyers and Settlements)
SSRI Ed note: Young woman suffers painful, disfiguring skin condition that almost kills her, caused by taking antidepressants.
French school teacher had attended psychiatric unit before Alps avalanche tragedy — (International Business Times)
SSRI Ed note: Teacher takes pupils on ski trip, takes them to a black slope closed due to avalanche warning, 3 die
The Incomprehensibility of Death by Suicide — (Radio-Canada)
SSRI Ed note: Popular hockey player/university student given antidepressants, loses control of emotions, becomes suicidal, stabs himself to death. Depression blamed.
Woman who killed husband, son-in-law in DUI crash sentenced to 6 years — (The Seattle Times)
SSRI Ed note: Devoted grandmother, 69, takes Ambien, drinks, drives SUV with grandson a passenger through her living, dining rooms killing husband and son. Gets 6 yrs.
Father, 41, who boasted of having ‘the best wife ever’ is shot dead by police outside his home after they were called to domestic row — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Normally happy family man takes antidepressant, causes disturbance, is shot by police.
Man pleads guilty in death of East Penn CEO — (Reading Eagle)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft, Fentanyl, oxycodone, Vasotec, methamphetamine, clonazepam, oxycodone and marijuana drives 2x speed limit, hits and kills woman.
Clinton Township mother: ‘He took my baby from me’ — (Macomb Daily Trials)
SSRI Ed note: Man on alcohol under legal limit, plus Prozac and Lyrica, who caused fatal accident, acquitted of impaired driving charge. Possibly suicide attempt.
Wife: Man who killed deputy made threats 2 days earlier — (Associated Press)
SSRI Ed note: Young father, normally a kind and responsible man, takes Paxil, is abusive and threatening to wife, gets killed in shootout with police.
Mother tells inquest that son who overdosed ‘should never have been let out of hospital’ — (The Journal.ie)
SSRI Ed note: Young man, 20, taking antidepressants and other drugs attempts suicide several times, finally sucdeeds.
Distraught people, Deadly results – Officers often lack the training to approach the mentally unstable, experts say — (Washington Post)
SSRI 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.
Police Killing of Michelle Cusseaux Raises Questions of Wrongful Death & Handling of Mentally Ill — (DemocracyNow.org)
SSRI Ed note: Police tasked with bringing a 50-yr-old diagnosed woman in to be medicated shoot and kill her instead. Officer demoted for violating policy.
16-year-old missing after leaving group home, mother says — (WNCN)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on antidepressant leaves group home and walks into a wooded area. Found safe.
Wisconsin teen shot dead by police had anxiety and depression, files show — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed and anxious teen, 19, on Xanax and illegal drugs acts strangely, is shot and killed by police.
Sisto pleads guilty to assault — (Adirondack Daily Enterprise)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 21, on Prozac and 2 anxiety medications drives recklessly, kills a couple, speeds, resists arrest. Faces 35 years in prison.
A death in the Bakken: Worker’s family rejects drug conclusion — (EnergyWire)
SSRI Ed note: Man on painkillers and Celexa engages in unsafe work, dies from drug effects.
Should Suicidal Students Be Forced to Leave Campus? — (The New Yorker)
SSRI Ed note: University forces student to leave campus, drop out of program because of suicide attempt. This outrageous practice is sadly common.
Actress Lynsey Pow found hanged after battles with cocaine and gambling debts — (London Evening Standard)
SSRI Ed note: Actress on antidepressants uses illegal drugs, runs up gambling debts, hangs herself, leaves a note. Coroner decides not necessarily suicide.
MacInnis to serve 38 years for shooting at New River mall — (The Roanoke Times)
SSRI Ed note: Mall shooter, fan of school shootings while on psych meds stops them, 3 months later shoots people at local mall. Guns & mental illness blamed. Gets 38 yrs.
"I refused to give up on my daughter" — (Sherman Silverstein)
State v. May — (COURT OF APPEALS FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, OHIO)
Shocking moment a drunk female care worker drove the wrong way down the M5 motorway for FOUR MILES—(Daily Mail)
A Troubled Marine’s Final Fight — (TIME)
Justin Bieber arrested for drag-racing DUI: Did weed, alcohol & antidepressants — (The Examiner)
SSRI Ed note: Singer taking combination of drugs, including andidepressant, shows poor judgement
Charges against former PPG exec upgraded to murder — (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Bus driver in fatal crash not facing charges — (Holland Sentinel)
AG: New details revealed in Manchester officer-involved fatal shooting — (WMUR New Hampshire)
Family questions Phoenix police’s actions after son’s death — (FOX12)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking amphetamine, citalopram, valproic acid, laudanosine (for seizures) goes on roof, has altercation with police, dies in custody.
Coroner praises programme to prevent suicides — (Eastern Daily Press)
Mystery of stairs death — (The Reading Chronicle)
Mom of boy, 16, killed by cops: ‘He was bipolar, depressed’ — (The Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: "Normal teenager", good student, medicated for "bipolar" gets a gun and starts shooting in public, is shot and killed by police.
Mother-of-two medical director, 38, inexplicably lay down in slow lane of M4 after having a minor crash and was killed instantly by a lorry — (Daily Mail)
Train death man seen staggering after drinking — (The Bolton News)
PCSO Who Crashed Car After Mixing Wine With Anti-Depressants Lied About Who Was Driving — (Daily Mail)
Troopers open fire after driver rams cruiser at Dunkin' Donuts — (WCVB.com)
Police: Hit-and-Run Driver was High on Pot, Antidepressants — (Nazareth Patch)
Singh sentenced to 15 years to life in fatal DUI in Ventura — (Ventura County Star)
SSRI Ed note: Responsible, kind businessman takes antidepressants, gets drunk, speeds around town in his car, has 3 accidents, kills cyclist, remembers nothing. Gets 15 yrs.
Limerick twins died from lethal ‘drugs cocktail’ — (Limerick Leader)
Sub arsonist wanted to leave work early — (Portland Press Herald)
Father, son who died in plane crash laid to rest — (Stafford County Sun)
Motorway death tragedy of Salford woman whose life 'fell apart' after rape case trauma — (Manchester Evening News)
Balcony fall mother had felt threatened by husband before death, inquest hears — (The Telegraph)
Pilot's Last Words before Fatal Crash Help Investigation — (whsv.com)
Driver to stand trial over nurse fatality — (Canberra Times)
A case of sleep driving? — (Corvallis Gazette-Times)