Archive for Overdose

Esther Callejas Shot Her 2 Young Children: How Arizona Mom Displayed Red Flags 2 Weeks Before the Shooting — (Breaking Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Young mum who loves her kids is sad, gets antidepressants from GP, starts to act strangely, becomes suicidal, shoots her 2 small children, killing one.
EXCLUSIVE: Ibiza promoter killed his mother then took his own life in custody — (The Jewish Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Popular DJ hospitalized for depression, released (i.e. on antidepressants) kills his mother, tries to overdose, taken back to hospital, kills himself.
Successful businesswoman, 37, killed herself with accidental overdose of anti-anxiety pills — (The World News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants, anti-anxiety meds has suicidal thoughts, gets in arguments by text in middle of night, takes fatal overdose.
Tragedy of mum who took her own life after lockdown left her isolated and scared to go outside — (Manchester Evening News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman who takes antidepressants since relationship breakdown becomes apathetic, fearful, suicidal, makes 2 suicide attempts, 2nd succeeds. COVID blamed.
Man, 56, suffering from tinnitus took his own life on walk to ‘build trust’ with wife — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Retiree with busy social life is prescribed antidepressants, dose is increased and he dies by suicide several days later.
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.
Ontario court throws out law barring self-induced intoxication as defence for sexual assault — (The National Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man overdoses on Wellbutrin, decides his elderly mother is an alien, stabs and almost kills her.
‘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.
RFK granddaughter, Saoirse Kennedy Hill, died of drug overdose — (MSN.com)
SSRI Ed note: Mental illness system (sad adolescent prescribed fluoxetine, causing worse problems, more drugs cause suicidality etc) claims another victim.
Mother with post-natal depression admits smothering three-month-old baby to death — (The Evening Standard)
SSRI Ed note: Woman has "mild" postpartum reaction, given antidepressants, smothers her 3-month old daughter. Mental illness blamed.
Mother with post-natal depression admits smothering three-month-old baby to death — (The Evening Standard)
SSRI Ed note: New mom diagnosed PPD, prescribed antidepressant, becomes suicidal, overdoses, serious thought disturbance, kills baby to "stop her suffering", baby was fine.
A 20-Year-Old’s Death Was Ruled a Suicide — But Family Says She Was Murdered; Morgan Ingram’s family has never believed the official explanation of her death — (
SSRI Ed note: Bright student taking amitryptaline (or perhaps recently stopped) dies of an overdose of the drug. Parents certain she was murdered by a stalker.
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.
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.
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.
SPECIAL REPORT: Derbyshire mum calls for change nearly a year after her beloved son took his own life — (The Derbyshire Times)
SSRI Ed note: Diagnosed teen "put through hell", "given endless amounts of medication" deteriorates rapidly, becomes suicidal, hangs himself. Coroner never suspects meds.
When love isn’t enough A daughter’s suicide leaves a grieving father searching for answers — (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
SSRI Ed note: Talented student suffers physical challenge, ECT, forced into inactivity she is treated for "mental illness", she becomes suicidal, overdoses, dies.
Mum who campaigned for people with depression Corrine Leatherbarrow was found dead below cliffs at Kynance Cove — (Cornwall Live)
SSRI Ed note: Woman takes antidepressants for many years, continues to be depressed, eventually she dies from jumping off a cliff.
Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, medical examiner says — (CNN)
SSRI Ed note: Singer on temazepam (Restoril), alprazolam (Xanax), citalopram (Celexa) and painkillers works with hip fracture, it gets worse, he take too many meds, dies.
‘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)
SSRI Ed note: Promising student on antipsychotics, antidepressants has suicidal thoughts, self-harms, attempts suicide, is killed by police who claim shooting justified.
Mystery over postman’s tragic death — (The Wigan Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man who has been taking Tramadol and Zoloft for some time dies by taking a fatal overdose. Nobody believes this was deliberate.
Lil Peep cause of death revealed by coroner — (The Independent)
SSRI Ed note: Rapper overdoses on Xanax and painkiller 2 weeks after single from album hits top 100.
Mother of three, 34, who struggled to sleep at night accidentally killed herself with a cocktail of prescription pills after ‘living a game of chemical Russian roulette’ — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Young mum on many pills dies after taking a large, toxic combination. Coroner rules death was accidental.
Renowned yoga teacher Michael Stone dies after drug overdose in Victoria — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Wellness guru is diagnosed with bipolar, medicated, gets worse,"more desperate", turns to opioids, dies of overdose.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maidstone woman Sandra Young had taken lethal levels of fluoxetine before she collapsed at Iceland, inquest hears — (Kentonline)
SSRI Ed note: Woman takes Prozac overdose, goes shopping, collapses and dies from drug toxicity.
Fountain Hills community rallies around family struck by tragedy — (AZFamily.com)
SSRI Ed note: Popular teen, good student with bright future, loves sports, prescribed antidepressants after brother's accident death, dies from overdose.
Depressed teenager killed his parents and then left his eight-year-old brother paralysed — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: "Depressed" teen, past suicide attempt by overdose (depression meds?) shoots & kills parents, injures brother. Deemed "sociopath" gets life, no parole.
Grieving mother says daughter, 16, who took her own life would still be alive if GP had not given her powerful prescription drugs — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Teen prescribed medication for depression and anxiety dies by suicide 15 days later, mother never knew she was taking meds.
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.
Domestic violence, mental illness and drug abuse: The tragic lives of children in care who died — (the journal.ie)
SSRI Ed note: Of 13 young Tulsa "clients" who died, 4 were natural causes, 8 suicides, 1 overdose. No mention of psych meds, likely a factor in most of the deaths.
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.
N.J. man who killed wife, self, was hospitalized twice for depression — (Updated Jan 16, 2019)
SSRI Ed note: Man treated for depression becomes suicidal, has sudden severe dark spells, lwife, and self after stand-off with police.
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.
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.
Mum of teen killed by his drug-addict dad died from accidental overdose — (The Manchester Evening News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman grieving for dead son prescribed cocktail of medications including diazepam, duloxetine (Cymbalta), quetiapin, drinks, dies of overdose.
Doctors prescribed man 145 opioid pills. Nine days after surgery, he died — (The Bellingham Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Post-tonsillectomy, doctors recklessly prescribe Percocet, Klonapin, Vicodin, Zoloft to young man who dies by overdose. Mother complains, secrecy protects docs.
Mother accused of trying to overdose child during suicide attempt — (WUSA 9)
SSRI Ed note: Mom on Zoloft tries to kill herself and her young son.
Mum of five died after TWO ambulances were diverted elsewhere — (The Daily Echo)
SSRI Ed note: Woman, 37, dies from overdose of antidepressants but coroner does not record suicide verdict because she called emergency services.
Woman, 30, who was desperate for children killed herself and left a note saying she ‘wanted to be loved’ after a late night row with her partner over starting a family — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Woman being treated for depression, past overdose, drinks alcohol, argues with live-in boyfriend, hangs herself.
Bracknell mum’s death due to accidental overdose — (Getreading)
SSRI Ed note: Woman starts taking antidepressants, then binge drinking, overdoses on sleeping pills, codka and antridepressants. Not clear if suicide intended.
Shattered Dream: The Shocking Death of Former Braves Phenom. Tommy Hanson Left Friends, Family to Pick Up the Pieces — (Bleacher Report)
SSRI Ed note: Happy, family-oriented former major-league baseball player takes antidepressants for grief, loses edge, kills himself with drugs and alcohol.
Doctor found dead in New Delhi AIIMS, cause unknown — (Hindustan Times)
SSRI Ed note: New Delhi third-year resident doctor takes antidepressants, dies alone in room. Whether or not suicide unclear.
Junior doctor committed suicide fearing his health would stop him from ‘being the best’ — (Metro U.K.)
SSRI Ed note: Young doctor is treated for depression after losing a relationship and failing an exam, a few years later when all is well he kills himself by overdose.