Archive for North America

Suspect in Kavanaugh attempted murder texted sister, who convinced him to call 911, investigators say — (Fox News)
Requiem for a Dream — (New Yorker Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Doctor concocts eloborate, unnecessary theory to explain why people on antidepressants die by suicide. Blames ulerative colitis.
Naomi Judd Opens Up About Battle With ‘Life-Threatening’ Depression — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Popular oountry singer, long-time user of every type of antidepressant, none help,, blames "treatment resistant" depression, dies by suicide.
Letter from Anne J.
SSRI Ed note: Young teen is put on Prozac at psych hospital, is released, has a bad reaction, chases friend with hammer, friend's mother blames Anne, not the drug.
College prof charged with killing baby — (The Pocono Record)
SSRI Ed note: Respected, competent professor takes antidepressants, kills her baby daughter with a knife to prevent her "suffering". Charged with murder.
Tawny Kitaen’s cause of death revealed — (Fox News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on multiple meds including mirtazipine, other psych meds, dies at 59 of heart disease.
Brian Laundrie Was Prescribed Medication For Mental Illness Before Gabby Petito’s Death — But Refused To Take It — (Your Tango)
SSRI Ed note: Man stops taking anti-anxiety medication, murders wife on road trip, returns home, dies by suicide. News blames mental illness, not taking meds.
Trial begins for man accused of first-degree murder in Winston Littlecrow’s death — (Ottawa Citizen)
SSRI Ed note: Youth on antidepressants and stimulants fatally shoots father of 5, is charged but cannot be named.
Kitchener man found not criminally responsible for stabbing parents — (The Kitchener Record)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych drugs for 7 years becomes paranoid, delusional, attacks parents, gets diagnosed with schizophrenia. Mental illness, not meds blamed. Locked up.
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.
Accused in fatal truck attack on Muslim family asks London, Ont., court for legal aid; Nathaniel Veltman, 20, faces 4 counts of murder, 1 count of attempted murder — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Young man on Zoloft/sertraline retrofits truck for combat, drinks, runs down a family out for an evening walk, killing 5. Anti-Muslim sentiment blamed.
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.
Man who stabbed two students in Abbotsford, B.C., found criminally responsible — (MSN.com)
SSRI Ed note: Suicidal man treated for depression, personbality disorder randomly stabs 2 strangers. Court finds him CR, never asks about potential role of medications.
Woman accused of killing son had severe postpartum depression, lawyer says — (The Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Woman taking antidepressants for postpartum depression suffocated her 8-mo-old when husband goes out to play tennis. PPD blamed.
Mom suspected of killing 3 children suffered from paranoia, delusions, partner alleges ‘She is not taking care of herself and has lost touch with reality. She is extremely paranoid and acts impulsively and erratically,’ claimed the children’s father — (Los Angeles Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman suffering postpartum depression quits therapy, stops taking prescribed meds, becomes paranoid, delusional, stabs her 3 children to death.
Murder Suicide Pact in Texas: Two Teenage Brothers Kill Family, Then Themselves — (102.9 KARN News Radio)
SSRI Ed note: Brothers "battling depression" with antidepressants that no longer work carry out an agreed plan to kill themselves and their entire immedaite family.
LaSalle officer in cleared in shooting of off-duty Adams County sheriff’s deputy — (The Denver Post)
SSRI Ed note: Off duty Sherriff's Deputy on Prozac drank, involved in high speed chase, behaves aggressively, is shot and killed by another officer.
Their teen killed himself. Now they want to save others struggling during the pandemic. — (NBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Good student, star quarterback feels bad, misses social life during pandemic, prescribed antidepressants, dies by suicide. COVID not meds blamed.
New details emerge after ‘evil’ West Virginia mum Oreanna Myers kills five children — (7 News)
SSRI Ed note: Openly suicidal woman "battling depression" kills 5 kids, sets house on fire, kills herself while partner away. No real motive, witchcraft mentioned.
Family of teen who died by suicide says psychiatrist appointment came too late — (The Times Colonist)
SSRI Ed note: Teen quits taking antidepressants on his own because they were "not working", deteriorates, dies by suicide a month later.
Congressman Jamie Raskin shares son’s obituary: ‘The pain became overwhelming’ — (Today)
SSRI Ed note: Talented, idealistic man dies by suicide after "long battle w. depression". Very likely antidepressants made him worse, suicidal. Parents blame "disease".
NYC mom in suicide plunge that killed daughter was weaning off medication — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Loving mom given Trazodone, Klonapin, sleep aid following marriage breakdown hates drug effects, tries to wean off, dies in murder-suicide with daughter, 5.
Couple face death penalty for ‘murder’ of Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney, 3, after she was ‘abducted & drugged’ — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Trazodone with woman, 30, kidnaps 3-yr old ,sexually abuses her, gives her drugs and murders her. Faces death penalty.
‘Dad would never hurt mom intentionally’: Toronto man, 82, apologizes for strangling Helen Fronczak, his wife of nearly 60 years — (Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: Man given antidepressants after tragedy is withdrawn, lethargic, strangles beloved wife in fit of delirium, no memory after. Media sees domestic violence.
Man charged with killing wife, kids after being found in bed with bodies — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants drinks beer, stabs wife and children to death, climbs into bed with them until he is found.
Grieving family identifies 11-year-old allegedly murdered by older brother — (KIRO 7 News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds,"agitated" after call with psychiatrist, stabs beloved younger brother to death. Family stunned: "a side of him" they had never seen.
Detroit police sniper shoots barricaded gunman who terrorized hostage — (Detroit Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Man on medication for "bipolar" stops taking it, experiences mania in withdrawal, takes girlfriend hostage, killed by police after 9 hr standoff.
Gunman killed, woman hostage freed unharmed after standoff in Detroit — (The Detroit News)
SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed with bipolar stops taking his medication, takes his girlfriend hostage, has standoff with police, is shot and killed.
Trial begins for B.C. mother accused of drugging and drowning her 7-year-old daughter — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Mother on cannabis, benzodiazepines and alcohol drugs and drowns her 7-yr old, lies face down in tub after 2 relationship breakdowns, several suicide attempts.
‘He was the best guy’: Questions, grief and advocacy follow suicide deaths — (The Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: "terrific" man quits taking antidepressants that didn't help "cold turkey", falls into a terrible state, dies by suicide a week later.
‘SHE LOOKED NORMAL’ Mom said ‘he’s out of his misery’ after ‘stabbing and drowning five-year-old son’, her husband reveals — (The U.S. Sun)
SSRI Ed note: "Sweetest mother"stops her meds for "mental health issues", becomes agitated, aggressive, stabs and drowns her 5-yr-old son. Withdrawal not suspected.
Knife-wielding Lancaster man killed by cops was mentally-ill, off meds, sister says — (New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from antidepressants, neuroleptics has episode of mania, psychosis, charges at police officer with knife, is shot and killed.
Shaker Heights father suffered from depression, sent alarming email before suspected murder-suicide — (Cleveland.com)
SSRI Ed note: Man "suffering depression" sends alarming text to parents, kills his family and himself.
YouTube star Landon Clifford’s suicide followed long struggle with depression, drugs — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Young man, medicated since childhood is addicted to 3 meds for depression and "uppers", never learns to manage emotions without drugs, dies by suicide.
Nearly Three-Quarters of Youth Behind Bars Suffer From Mental Health Issues — (News 21)
SSRI Ed note: Deprived American kids w bad parenting, other traumas diagnosed "mentally ill", given prozac, risperdal, ritalin, seroquel, etc instead of what they need.
Oklahoma woman arrested after allegedly stabbing infant — (Stillwater News-Press)
SSRI Ed note: New mom recently diagnosed with post-partum depression (= antidepressants) stabs husband and baby.
Alabama woman admits to smothering 4-year-old daughter with pillow, gets life sentence— (Boston25News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman in withdrawal from 13 psych meds suffers "blackout", smothers beloved little girl, lies about it, no cause of death identified, later confesses.
Mental Illness and Police Violence — (Psych Central)
SSRI Ed note: People diagnosed mentally ill (= drugged), are 16 times more likely to be killed by police that others. Meds the usual cause of aggressive behaviour.
Antidepressant prescribing for Canadian youth has increased: study — (CTV News/Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology)
SSRI Ed note: In Canada, antidepressant prescriptions for children 18 and younger increased 36% from 2012 to 2016, mostly fluoxetine.
Mother of man killed by cops after calling 911 says police service hasn’t ‘even apologized’ — (CTV News)
SSRI Ed note: Young man on psych meds for a decade predictably suffers problems, calls 911, police come over, shoot and kill him, face no consequences.
Hempfield Township man admits to killing his father, sentenced to 10-30 years in prison — (WTAE Pittsburgh Action News 4)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds for 19 years has a blow up following "medication mistake", beats father, 92, to death. Meds responsible but he gets 10-30 yrs in prison.
A stacked deck: How police forces get away with killing more than 1,000 Americans a year — (Business Insider)
SSRI Ed note: Man who has been drinking takes Prozac, valium, antihistamine, becomes suicidal, agitated, girlfriemd calls police, he grabs a knife, is shot and killed.
Steve Bing pals: Suicide spurred by money, drugs and mental health struggle — (Page Six)
SSRI Ed note: Hollywood mogul takes antidepressants for years, is not close to his kids, has drug problem, manages his fortune poorly, dies by suicide.
Teacher gets 34 years to life for murdering ex’s girlfriend in front of kids — (Deseret News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman in withdrawal from antidepressants, still on Adderrall, shoots and kills her ex-husband's new girlfriend who loed her kids and tried to make peace.
Woman with mental health problems admits to killing her mother — (Montreal Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Woman with long exposure to psych meds suffers significant thought disturbance, hostile to her mom, prepares for invasion by hostile org, stabs mom to death.
Calif. Man Who Shot Deputy in Ambush Attack Is Killed in Standoff that Wounded 3 Officers — (People)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds for years is aggressive and dangerous, possibly in withdrawal, steals guns and goes on crime spree, is killed by police.
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.
Arkansas man killed in standoff with law enforcement — (News Channel 3 Memphis)
Mother with baby walked in front of train in Monrovia, police say — (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Mom with "history of depression" (means antidepressants) carries her toddler to their deaths on train tracks.
Protest held in Fort Saskatchewan after man charged in death of infant son granted bail — (Global News)
SSRI Ed note: Man 23 yrs on psych meds, incl antipsychotic + 2 ADs, no diagnosis, extreme akathisia, told to stop meds, attacks kids in nightmare, kills 1-yr-old boy.