Mental illness caused MUN student to attempt murder on Signal Hill in St. John’s, judge says — (The Telegram)Monday, February 10th, 2020SSRI Ed note: Intelligent engineering student takes antidepressants, tries to jump off cliff with friend, gets 4 years for attempted murder. Judge blames mental illness.
Man Accused Of Hanukkah Stabbings Charged With Federal Hate Crimes — (HuffPost)Monday, December 30th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Peaceful man with history of "mental illness" [read: psych drugs], stops drugs, writes hate notes, goes missing, stabs 5 at synagogue. Anti-semitism blamed.
Chorley teenager took her own life after battling mental health problems since the age of seven — (The Lancashire Post)Friday, December 20th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Teen prescribed antidepressants after break-up with boyfriend diagnosed with recurrent depression, has suicidal thoughts, hangs herself in woods.
Police identify man who was killed in police standoff after shooting trooper — (Pennsylvania Patriot-News)Thursday, December 12th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds for many years stops taking them, shoots at police when they arrive to do a welfare check. Police shoot and kill him.
‘Don’t hurt in silence’ Men urged to discuss mental health after 23-year-old ends own life — (The Derbyshire Telegraph)Friday, December 6th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Young Dad has troubles with son's mom, feels down, threatens suicide, overdoses, gets new prescription for antidepressants, kills himself. Male stoicism blamed.
Brighton Author And Jiu Jitsu Coach Marcus Trower Found Hanged — (The Argus)Friday, November 15th, 2019SSRI Ed note: GP with no understanding that antidepressants can cause suicidality prescribes them to patient who becomes "subdued", hangs himself.
Woman who used machete to force ex-boyfriend into sex sentenced to 20 years in psychiatric hospital — (7NEWS)Saturday, November 2nd, 2019SSRI Ed note: Teen prescribed psych meds doesn't always take them, attacks ex twice in 2 years, forces sex on him, judge demands she take meds, 20 yrs in psych hospital,
Chantal Ackerman: My Mother Laughs review – too umbilically linked? A moving record of the complex relations between mother and daughter— (The Arts Desk)Sunday, October 27th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Talented filmmaker suffers depression, is hospitalized and medicated, admits to thoughts of suicide, ultimately kills herself.
Medication made mother an addict’- family of woman who died by suicide — (Irish Examiner)Saturday, October 19th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Woman on sleeping pills, antidepressants and opiates (no physical cause for pain) becomes addicted, inactive, dies by suicide.
No libido, no hope, but Nicola Gobbo not feeling ‘particularly guilty’ — (The Age)Monday, October 7th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Double-dealing lawyer treated with "powerful" antidepressants deteriorates, loses interest, loses hope, libido. No emotion.
Mum found daughter’s body after suicide using Find My Phone app — (Metro.co.uk)Sunday, October 6th, 2019SSRI Ed note: (Yet another) lovely teen treated for depression and anxiety dies by suicide. Mom finds her but cannot save her.
Authorities identify gunman in deadly Odessa shooting Monday, September 2, 2019 — (ABC News 13)Monday, September 2nd, 2019SSRI Ed note: Man refuses to take his "mental health medication", goes on shooting spree killing 7, ouwning 22, dies in standoff with police.
GHD hair straighteners founder killed himself after ‘fearing bankruptcy’ — (The Mirror)Thursday, August 22nd, 2019SSRI Ed note: Entrepreneur prescribed antidepressants for anxiety deteriorates rapidly, dies by suicide. Wife unprepared for effects of drug. Worth £50M, fears bankruptcy.
Heartbroken dad killed himself after getting embroiled in bitter tug-of-love battle over his five-year-old daughter — (The Manchester Evening News)Friday, August 16th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Separated young man with construction business separates from partner, takes antidepressants, attempts suicide, may have discontinued (or not), dies by suicide.
Ohio gunman Connor Betts ‘showed her synagogue shooting video on first date’, says ex-girlfriend Adelia Johnson — (South China Morning Post)Wednesday, August 7th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, cocaine, goes on shooting spree, killing 9, wounding "dozens". Mental illness blamed.
Video shows Dallas police mocking man killed as they pinned him down — (The Guardian)Friday, August 2nd, 2019SSRI Ed note: Officers suffocate man in withdrawal who called them for help while he begs for his life. Nobody charged, no job loss.
Judge rules prosecutors can see alleged newspaper shooter’s mental health records — (The Hill)Thursday, August 1st, 2019SSRI Ed note: Man with grudge against newspaper The Capital goes to newsroom, shoots 7, kills 5. Pleads NCR, judge rules prosecutors can access his "mental health" records.
Eritrean Migrant Held on Murder Charge Over Railway Death of Child Has ‘Psychiatric Problems’ — (Breitbart)Tuesday, July 30th, 2019SSRI Ed note: "Model" refugee off work, gets psychiatric help, becomes delusional, violent, threatens neighbor, kills child. All are surprised. Then diagnosed schizophrenic.
Missing Person — SOLVED: Larry Ely Murillo Moncada — (Iowa Cold Cases)Monday, July 22nd, 2019SSRI Ed note: Man appears disoriented, GP prescribes antidepressants, he is instantly paranoid, hallucinates, acts irrationally, disappears, body discovered 10 yrs later.
Fund launched in memory of Durham University student who took her own life — (The Northern Echo)Thursday, July 11th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Popular, happy young woman given medication for anxiety, attempts suicide and later hangs herself. Everyone shocked and baffled.
Mother with post-natal depression admits smothering three-month-old baby to death — (The Evening Standard)Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019SSRI 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)Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019SSRI Ed note: New mom diagnosed PPD, prescribed antidepressant, becomes suicidal, overdoses, serious thought disturbance, kills baby to "stop her suffering", baby was fine.
Generation antidepressant — (ABC Australia)Thursday, June 20th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Adolescent given antidepressants by GP since age 7, is violent, suicidal, suffers erratic moods, his mother believes the drugs helpful.
Attorney: Man killed at Costco was mentally ill, off meds — (ABC News)Tuesday, June 18th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Diagnosed man stops meds, becomes irrational, hostile, slaps policeman at Costco who shoots, kills him.
As inmate suicides spike, troubling questions raised about handling of mentally ill in nation’s local jails — (The Dothan Eagle)Tuesday, June 18th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Inmates addicted to psych meds die by suicide when denied their meds while incarcerated. Prison staff ignorant. indifferent. Significant problem.
Jennifer Dulos: Inside the Turbulent Marriage of the Missing Connecticut Mother of 5 — (New York Times)Wednesday, June 5th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Marriage breaks down with extreme acrimony, husband accuses wife of being delusional, unfit mother due to anti-depressant use. She disappears mysteriously.
GP ‘did not follow guidance’ for suicidal Bristol University student — (The Guardian)Friday, May 24th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Physics student given antidepressants for anxiety dies by suicide. Lack of follow-up appointment blamed.
Ashley Massaro Died of Apparent Suicide After Claiming Years of Depression, Injuries Suffered from WWE Career — (The Blast)Thursday, May 23rd, 2019SSRI Ed note: Former WWE wrestling star suffers effects of repeated head injuries, including depression. She takes antidepressants, unexpectedly hangs herself. CTE blamed.
‘She just wanted to be a mum…’ – Tragedy of carer Steph, 34, who was battling demons of postnatal depression when she plunged to her death off A50 bridge — (The Stoke Sentinal)Tuesday, May 14th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Baby of happy new mom is colicky, she is diagnosed with postnatal depression, given medication. She dies of suicide from jumping. Everyone shocked.
Supreme Court Justice Gascon attributes disappearance to depression, anxiety — (CBC News)Tuesday, May 14th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Supreme Court Justice, long-time user of antidepressants changes medications, goes missing, cannot explain his actions.
9-Year-Old Boy Charged with Murder After Allegedly Shooting Mother with Rifle — (People)Wednesday, May 8th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Adopted 9-yr-old boy has medication change, "snaps", threatens classmate, kills beloved mum with rifle, may be charged with murder as adult.
Child tried to stop fatal knife attack on mother by ‘delusional’ father, court told — (ABC News)Monday, April 29th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Depressed man takes antidepressants with Tramadol, becomes agitated, delusional, stabs partner to death in front of kids.
Police negotiator took his own life on Christmas Eve — (The Shropshire Star)Thursday, April 25th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Recently promoted, "hard working & enthusiastic" policeman on antidepressants drinks, write suicide note and hangs himself. PTSD blamed.
Dakota Theriot’s ex-wife, experts wonder if early mental health treatment would have helped alleged killer — (The Advocate)Saturday, April 6th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Man takes psych drugs on and off for years, suffers severe throught disturbance, kills 5 family members, nobody suspects meds caused his extreme decline.
Mother in San Jose murder-suicide struggled with depression; Woman had left job to seek treatment last year — (The Mercury News)Thursday, March 7th, 2019SSRI Ed note: "Doting" mother takes antidepressants, feels "loopy", gives up job, gets worse, finally kills sons 4 and 7 and self in murder-suicide. Mental illness blamed.
Bond set at $1 million for Decatur woman charged in husband’s shooting death — (Huntsville Real-Time News)Thursday, March 7th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Woman, no record,speeds away from Deputy, taken to psych hospital, starts acting "weird". Weeks later shoots, kills husband she "loves with all her heart".
Social worker feared violence before mom, 3 daughters found shot to death — (News Channel 8)Tuesday, February 19th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Woman on psych meds, "unable to understand her need for treatment", becomes paranoid, suffers delusions, murders her children and herself.
Murder suspect’s boyfriend turned her into police — (KXLY4 Spokane Coer d’Alene)Friday, January 25th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Woman stops taking her medication for depression, anxiety (was unstable, suicidal on it) shoots, kills her ex's mum in front of daughter. Claims no memory.
Tragic dad’s final phone call to wife before walking into traffic on M62 — (The Hull Daily Mail)Friday, January 11th, 2019SSRI Ed note: GP prescribes antidepressants for suicidal man, he takes them, later kills himself. Coroner notes "neither drugs or alcohol played a part in his death". Really?
Mentally ill man allegedly stabbed shopper to death after ‘exchanging words’ outside store — (Devon Live)Monday, January 7th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Happily married man gets mental health treatment, condition deteriorates, stops medication, suffers delusions, stabs stranger to death. Mental illness blamed.
Noera Ayaz fought against domestic violence, then apparently killed her sons and herself. Her family struggles to understand why — (The Washington Post)Tuesday, January 1st, 2019SSRI Ed note: Perfect mom, attorney, charity supporter takes antidepressants, husband notices worrying changes, kills 2 sons, self. Family in disbelief, meds not suspected.
Teacher Stephanie Peterson jailed for THREE YEARS after romping with pupil, 14 — (The Daily Star)Thursday, December 20th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Teacher on medication for bipolar has sex with 14-yr old student, sends lewd messages, gets 3-yr jail term. Hopes to make amends by staying on medication.
tweet share email Husband of Houston woman accused of drowning and decapitating son says his wife was depressed — (ABC 13 Eyewitness News)Tuesday, December 4th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Mother being treated for depression on and off starts to think and act strangely, drowns and decapitates 5-yr-old son. Charged with capital murder.
ALL THAT REMAINS Guitarist OLI HERBERT Drowned After Ingesting Antidepressants And Sleeping Pills — (Blabbermouth)Saturday, November 10th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Guitarist self-medicates with antidepressants prescribes to someone else, believing that he was a manic-depressive (no such thing). Drowns in pond.
Woman who falsely claimed she was pregnant three times killed herself after becoming depressed she had no kids — (The Mirror)Wednesday, October 24th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants is self-destructive, attempts suicide by overdose, second attempt succeeds. Coroner rejects suicide verdict. Childlessness blamed.
Much-loved paramedic killed himself after receiving ‘unwanted phone calls’, inquest hears — (Devon Live)Wednesday, October 17th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man "managing" bipolar, depression, drinks, takes cocaine, is paranoid, behaves in odd "menacing" way, commits suicide for no apparent reason.
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, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man in 5-days withdrawal from anxiety medication, no history of violence, takes cocaine next day stabs to death grandmother of whom he is "very fond".
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.