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.
Patton Oswalt Reveals Wife Died Due to Prescription Medications and Undiagnosed Heart Condition — (People)Saturday, February 3rd, 2018SSRI Ed note: Writer with undiagnosed heart condition takes Adderall, Xanax, fentanyl, dies in sleep.
Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, medical examiner says — (CNN)Sunday, January 21st, 2018SSRI 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.
Autopsy: Roy Halladay had 3 drugs in his system during plane crash — (The Philly Voice)Friday, January 19th, 2018SSRI 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.
Man who killed Colorado deputy fled mental ward in 2014, document shows — (The Chicago Tribune)Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018SSRI Ed note: Honorably discharged army veteran, lawyer on multiple psych meds stockpiles ammunition, starts acting strangely, shoots at police officers, kills 1, injures 4.
Mystery over postman’s tragic death — (The Wigan Post)Friday, December 15th, 2017SSRI 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)Saturday, December 9th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Rapper overdoses on Xanax and painkiller 2 weeks after single from album hits top 100.
Parents of son who allegedly murdered 2 younger siblings speak out — (KKTV 11 News)Thursday, November 30th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Troubled teen, 16, medicated, gets dramatically worse, has violent thoughts, kills animals, stabs two younger siblings to death. Mental illness blamed.
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.
Steven Apilado’s Parents Shielded Their Mentally Ill Son From the Law — Until He Murdered One of Them — (The Dallas Observer)Tuesday, November 7th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Sexually abused boy, 8, acts out, starts psych drugs, becomes "irritable, angry, violent", diagnosed bipolar, yrs of meds, worsens, permanent damage, kills dad.
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)Monday, November 6th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Young mum on many pills dies after taking a large, toxic combination. Coroner rules death was accidental.
Texas church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley served in Air Force, was court-martialed for assaulting wife, child — (Fox News)Monday, November 6th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Once "happy, caring" boy, after years "heavily medicated" with "psych drugs" becomes withdrawn, abusive, shoots churchgoers, killing 26. Mental illness blamed.
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.
Edmond man, 18, ordered to trial in fatal shooting of stepmother — (The Oklahoman)Thursday, October 19th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Teen on antidepressants, stimulants and marijuana bludgeons and shoots his step mom to death for no reason. "What triggered the killing isn't known". Really?
Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was prescribed anti-anxiety drug months before killing — (The Washington Examiner)Wednesday, October 4th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Ordinary, sane retired accountant on anti-anxiety meds shoots people at concert killing 59, dies by suicide. No motive, no brain abnormality found.
Man gets 3 years in prison for assault, EH apartment arson — (The Journal Inquirer)Friday, September 15th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man being "treated" for depression, bi-polar, PTSD assaults hospital worker, sets apartment on fire, gets 3 yr jail term even though mental illness blamed.
Woman accused of attempted 7-Eleven murders ‘wielded axe purposefully’ — (news.com.au)Friday, September 1st, 2017SSRI Ed note: Transgender woman on 5 drugs including "high dose" of Zoloft + amphetamine, becomes psychotic, attacks 2 people in 7-Eleven with axe. Pleads mental illness.
I’m a narcissist, get me out of here: Jailed man’s appeal — (The Sunshine Coast Daily)Thursday, August 10th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man treated for depression, bipolar etc uses alcohol, amphetamines, marijuana, is suicidal, suffers failed business, shoots ex in face, blames mental illness.
Man accused of killing deputy, 2 others takes plea deal — (mybrc tv)Friday, June 23rd, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man on or in withdrawal from, neuroleptics, antidepressants shoots and kills 3 people including Deputy, at random. Gets life in prison.
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.
Mother speaks out after SIU lays no charges in son’s police shooting death — (The Star)Tuesday, June 6th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed schizophrenic at 18 stops meds, has serious withdrawal reaction, is erratic, commits theft, is shot, killed by police. Shooting "justified".
Elizabeth Wettlaufer pleads guilty to all charges in killing of 8 seniors — (Global News)Thursday, June 1st, 2017SSRI Ed note: Nurse on antidepressants, neuroleptics, has periodic urges to kill people, acts on them, feels terrible, turns herself in.
Lindt Cafe siege inquest findings: ‘the deaths were not the fault of police’ — (news.com.au)Wednesday, May 24th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man fed Prozac, zolpidem, Zoloft, risperidone becomes paranoid, “vicious maniac", accomplice to ex's murder, later stages hostage incident, is 1 of 3 killed.
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.
Mom who killed 2 children, self left note: ‘Just know I loved my kids’ — (The Chicago Tribune)Thursday, April 20th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Separated woman taking various psychiatric medications sedates and strangles her children, kills herself.
Stabbing suspect’s sister: Mental illness behind attack — (Burlington Free Press)Friday, March 31st, 2017SSRI Ed note: Troubled homeless man subjected to periodic forced drugging, many assault convictions, finally kills someone. Mental illness blamed.
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.
Man Charged With Murder in Death of Emergency Worker in the Bronx — (New York Times)Friday, March 17th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man intoxicated on psychiatric and illegal drugs, semi-delirious, hijacks an ambulance, runs over EMT, killing her. Lawyer blames mental illness.
17 years jail for woman who stabbed ‘father figure’ to death in cigarette row — (The Age)Thursday, March 16th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Pregnant woman living in squalor, in withdrawal from meds for "personality disorder" stabs housemate to death over argument re: cigarettes.
NC teen who beheaded mom released from mental health site a week earlier, source says — (The Charlotte Observer)Thursday, March 9th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Socially withdrawn teen in precarious immigration situation sent to psychiatric facility, given 4 medications, murders, decapitates mum in psychotic state.
This Queen’s student froze to death on a Kingston pier. Here’s how he came back to life — (The Star)Sunday, February 19th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Student prescribed ADHD meds (stimulants) and Remeron by psychiatrist attempts suicide, is miraculously revived. Nobody suspects potential role of meds.
Parents charged in death of preschooler with Newark ties — (The Newark Post)Wednesday, February 8th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed Trazadone, Seroquel gives them daily to his young son, 4, until the boy dies.
Go to Jail. Die From Drug Withdrawal. Welcome to the Criminal Justice System — (Mother Jones)Sunday, February 5th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Two examples of the many inmates of North American jails who die annually because of lack of proper treatment for multi-med withdrawal problems.
Irving dynasty son Kenneth reveals his dark depression, and fight to health — (The Globe and Mail)Saturday, January 28th, 2017SSRI Ed note: CEO depressed re: tension with father takes medication, has 1st serious self-harm incident, is hospitalized 2 months, self-harm continues. Depression blamed.
Kenner police shoot, kill armed man with mental illness after standoff, officials say — (WDSU)Tuesday, January 24th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from psych meds threatens police with knives during standoff, they shoot and kill him.
What happened to Lionel Desmond? An Afghanistan veteran whose war wouldn’t end — (The Globe and Mail)Thursday, January 19th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Afghanistan vet, given Effexor, Risperdal, Zopiclone, Prazosin for PTSD, gets worse, shoots and kills his mother, wife, daughter and himself. PTSD 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.
How Did George Michael Die? Cause Of Death For Ex-Wham! Singer Is Unknown As He Dies ‘Peacefully’ At Home — (Follow News)Sunday, December 25th, 2016SSRI 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.
One in 6 Americans Take Antidepressants, Other Psychiatric Drugs: Study — (NBC News)Monday, December 12th, 2016SSRI Ed note: In 2013, 12% Americans on antidepressants, 1 in 6 on some psych meds incl addictive anxiety meds, depression worsening, overdose deaths quadrupled.
1 in 6 US adults say they have taken psychiatric drugs, report says — (The Bennington Banner)Monday, December 12th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Study finds that 12% of Americans - more than 1 in 8 - over age 18 are on antidepressants, most of them long term.
A Mother’s Very, Very Worst Nightmare — (Mad In America)Saturday, December 10th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Another victim of a zolpidem (Ambien) - SSRI combo. Mom gets it with Zoloft and Wellbutrin, becomes delirious, murders daughter, attempts suicide, no memory.
Operator in fatal Texas balloon crash flew despite cloud warning, using painkillers and antidepressants — (Dallas News)Friday, December 9th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Balloon pilot with DUI convictions for car, usually careful flying, goes up in cloudy weather on various medications including Wellbutrin, crashed, killing 16.
Brockton teen charged in mother’s fatal stabbing — (The Boston Globe)Thursday, December 1st, 2016SSRI Ed note: Teen enrolls in nursing school, is depressed, drops out, doctor gives him medication. He stops eating, acts strangely, murders his mom in "zombie"-like state.
Former doctor testifies in Lypps trial: Alleged murder victim was ‘out of control’ — (The San Luis Obispo Tribune)Friday, October 28th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Depressed woman taking Effexor, possible withdrawal from Wellbutrin, Abilify, Klonopin, dies in bathtub. Husband charged with murder, acquitted.
Overdose death of toddler is 4th this year — (The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal-Sentinal)Sunday, October 23rd, 2016SSRI Ed note: Girl, 2, dies of oxycodone, Trazodone. Father has a spill story for the painkiller but does not explain how she came to ingest the antidepressant.
Man accused of killing Island Lake woman claims he was insane at the time — (Chicago Tribune)Monday, September 12th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds, including antidepressants for years, history of many suicide attempts, is violent, antisocial, murders a woman. Pleads insanity.
Harley Street dentist arrested on suspicion of killing wife was victim of domestic abuse, inquest hears — (The Telegraph)Monday, September 12th, 2016SSRI 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.
Treatment, supervision didn’t stop alleged shooter with a troubled past — (The Whidbey News-Times)Thursday, September 1st, 2016SSRI Ed note: Man drugged since childhood, on 2 stimulants and Prozac, shoots and kills 5 strangers in a mall.