Man charged in killing of Arizona trooper faces 2019 trial — (Tucson.com)Tuesday, October 16th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man on medication for anxiety, depression throws rocks at cars on interstate, shoots and kills trooper who confronts him.
Anne James murder trial: Accused stopped taking medication just days before gran’s death — (Express & Star)Monday, October 15th, 2018
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.
‘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.
The Latest: Sheriff: Suspect may have had mental illness — (WHEC News 10)Friday, September 21st, 2018SSRI Ed note: Police find "evidence" that woman who shot up Rite Aid warehouse, killing 3 and self was diagnosed with mental illness, recently became agitated. No motive.
New records reveal Danforth shooter was reclusive, battled mental illness — (The Globe & Mail)Thursday, September 20th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, drugged since childhood despite parents' claim that "medications & therapy unable to treat" him, shoots 15 on Danforth, killing 2.
‘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.
Mother charged with murder in toddler daughter’s death appears in court — (CBS46)Tuesday, August 28th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Mom receives "help" [read: drugs] for mental health issues, shoots and kills 2-yr-old daughter a few weeks later.
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.
Death of a Calgary titan: The spectacular rise and tragic fall of George Gosbee — (Globe and Mail Magazine)Monday, August 27th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Successful entrepreneur diagnosed, prescribed a stimulant, later an antidepressant, drinks more, attempts suicide, splits with wife, later dies by suicide.
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.
Man who killed wife, 3 children and committed suicide in Uttar Pradesh was depressed: Police — (The Hindustan Times)Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018SSRI Ed note: Father who is "battling depression" kills wife, puts her in refrigerator, strangles 3 daughters, hangs himself. News reports "no foul play".
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.
Art student, 18, battling mental illness took alcohol and drugs then hanged herself after 1am text row with ex-boyfriend when he didn’t invite her on a trip to Brighton — (The Daily Mail)Tuesday, July 31st, 2018SSRI Ed note: Teen put on antidepressants at 16 threatens suicide to boyfriend, he distances himself, she self-harms, hangs herself.
Commentary: It’s time for Utahns to reconsider the widespread use of antidepressants — (The Salt Lake Tribune)Sunday, July 29th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Progressive group in Utah understands that antidepressants are as serious a problem as opioids but without the hype. They urge Legislators to act.
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)Friday, July 27th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Young man on antidepressants has manic episode, throws rocks, assaults trooper, Trooper killed. Mental illness blamed.
Aspiring model stabbed himself to death during drunken row with girlfriend — (METRO)Wednesday, July 25th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man being treated for "depression and anxiety" drinks vodka, argues with girlfriend, stabs himself to death. Alcohol blamed. Coroner unsure it was suicide.
911 call: Chanhassen teen killed by deputies was in rage day earlier after car taken away — (Star Tribune)Monday, July 16th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Talented student, athlete on antidepressant overreacts to losing use of car, is suicidal, threatens sheriff's deputies, they shoot and kill him.
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.
Minnesota authorities investigating after teen fatally shot by deputies — (Fox News)Saturday, July 14th, 2018SSRI Ed note: "Popular, high energy, funny, loving" teen has "mental health issues" is suicidal, threatens mom, dies in suicide by cop. All the hallmarks of psych meds case.
Depressed California mom drowns two children, hangs self — (Today’s Echo)Sunday, July 1st, 2018SSRI Ed note: Mother who had recently been diagnosed with depression kills herself and her two children, leaving husband in shock.
He followed a car for several blocks — then shot a woman and her kids point-blank, cops say — (Merced Sun-Star)Monday, June 18th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man with "mental health issues" on new medication shoots mom, 2 kids and a bystander, killing 1, in road rage incident.
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.
Colorado family gunned down in road rage incident — (The Worcester, Massacheusetts Telegram)Saturday, June 16th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Young man starts new prescription medication for "mental health issues", shoots 4 people in road rage incident, killing one.
Mum whose 18-month-old son died plunging from sixth-floor of Bradford tower block is spared jail — (The Sun)Friday, June 15th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Woman treated for depression becomes psychotic, throws toddler from 6th-storey killing him, schizophrenia, not antidepressant, blamed.
Increase in depression, suicide risks linked to simultaneous use of common prescription drugs — (The Springfield News-Sun)Thursday, June 14th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Study published in JAMA reveals that many drugs can cause "depression", the more of these drugs taken, the higher likelihood, severity of negative effects.
‘BLOOD WOULDN’T STOP’ Jealous mum stabbed her girlfriend after she slapped a friend’s bum during pub crawl — (The Sun)Tuesday, June 12th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants drinks, flies into a jealous rage over nothing, stabs & seriously injures her partner. They split, she is charged. Depression blamed.
Neighbor who knew victims of quadruple murder-suicide in Northland reeling in shock — (Fox4KC)Monday, June 11th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed bipolar, "not on his medication at certain times", shoots, kills 3 family members. Everyone shocked.
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.
Fratantonio acted on ‘primitive emotion’; Testimony in murder trial focuses on intensity of attack on wife — (Cape Cod Times)Thursday, June 7th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from antidepressant is paranoid, viciously stabs wife to death, in court expert blames PTSD and stress.
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.
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.
Two murder charges in bizarre killing of family members — (Gaston Gazette)Monday, May 21st, 2018SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist treats businessman with medication for anxiety, he gets much worse, drives jeep into building killing 2. Conclusion? he needs psychiatric help.
Roger Self was a prominent businessman who had a background in law enforcement — (The Gaston Gazette)Sunday, May 20th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Devout christian/model citizen on antidepressant has personality change, drives car into restaurant family dinner, kills 2, injures 4. Mental illness blamed.
Margaret River massacre: Depression drug clue to grandfather’s murder of family — (Perth Now)Saturday, May 19th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man sad about loss of son, lack of work takes antidepressants, gets worse, less "rational", after a few weeks murders his family, kills himself.
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!
Scientist killed himself after suffering male postnatal depression, former wife claims — (The Telegraph)Wednesday, May 16th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Researcher starts antidepressants after move, marriage breaks down, he becomes suicidal and kills himself. Ex-wife blames post-natal depression.
Selma Blair pours heart out about battling alcoholism and depression — and hoping to land good roles again — (Yahoo Entertainment)Tuesday, May 15th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Actress taking medication for "four years of postpartum depression" and “crippling anxiety" drinks on airplane, has meltdown, has to be carried off.
David Browning jailed over Jillian Howell ‘bully’ murder — (BBC)Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
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.
‘Deceitful and manipulative’ man jailed for 24 years for murdering daughter — (The Argus)Monday, April 30th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man being treated for depression attempts suicide twice, later plans and carries out murder of beloved daughter, 7. Reminiscent of David Carmichael case.
Iowa vs Noah Riley Crooks — (IOWA gov’t records)Friday, April 20th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Young teen, on psych meds for several years, shoots and kills his mother for no apparent reason, attempts to rape her. Gets adult sentence, 50 yrs.
Inquest underway after death of Workington Academy pupil — (The Whitehaven News)Friday, April 13th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Popular, gifted student has a down period, is prescribed antidepressants. Hangs herself, dies, without warning.
Mariah Carey reveals her battle with bipolar disorder — (Global News)Wednesday, April 11th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Singer takes medication to control "bipolar" - a condition often diagnosed to explain a manic reaction to antidepressants - encourages others to get "help".
Man gets prison for near-fatal stabbing of daughter-in-law, judge calls it ‘sad situation’ — (The Morning Call)Tuesday, April 10th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds, "struggling to adjust" to new stress med "snaps", stabs beloved daughter-in-law for no reason. Mental illness, blamed. Gets 7 1/2 yrs+.
He killed his mother — then sent his brother $250 for ‘damages,’ family says — (The Washington Post)Tuesday, April 10th, 2018SSRI Ed note: "Severely depressed" man treated for severe depression, 2 suicide attempts, shoots, kills mother, close friend and self. Everyone baffled.
Police: Man shot by Troy officer had mental issues — (The Detroit News)Tuesday, April 10th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from psych meds goes "berserk", lunges at police with knives, they shoot and kill him. Police shooter not charged.
Families of mentally ill fear calling police may turn into deadly encounter — (New York Daily News)Thursday, April 5th, 2018SSRI Ed note: New York police, routinely called to deal with mental health crises caused by psych drugs (although nobody admits that part) shoot, frequently shoot, kill.