Archive for British Columbia

Man who stabbed two students in Abbotsford, B.C., found criminally responsible — (
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.
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.
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.
What Happened to Elisa Lam, Who Was Found Dead on the Roof of an L.A. Hotel in a Water Tank? — (Yahoo)
SSRI Ed note: Tourist prescribed toxic combo (Wellbutrin,+Lamictal+Seroquel+Effexor) for "bipolar" acts strangely, tries to reduce, has psychotic episode, dies in water tank.
B.C. mother convicted of killing 8-year-old girl to appeal verdict — (CTV News Vancouver)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants is suicidal, can't cope, kills daughter, drives into ditch, confesses to police. Gets 15+ yrs. Believes mental illness responsible.
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.
Moms reach $6.2m settlement over claims that anti-depressant caused kids’ heart problems — (MSN)
SSRI Ed note: FIfty woman who took Paxil while pregnant, with kids suffering birth defects as a result, settle class action lawsuit with GSK for $6.2 million.
Tragic end: Missing mom Florence Leung found dead — (CTV)
SSRI Ed note: New mom, a nurse, given antidepressants, dies by suicide.
Coquitlam area murder-suicide involved a mother and daughter, say friends — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: "Depressed" mother does not get "help" for her "sickness" "in time", murders her daughter, commits suicide. Neighbours shocked.
Coroners inquest into Mehrdad Bayrami police shooting makes 16 recommendations: Mehrdad Bayrami’s daughter told the inquest her father had been on medication for severe depression — (The Canadian Press)
St. Paul’s negligent in man’s attempted suicide — (24 Hours Vancouver)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants drinks, taken to hospital for threatening suicide, not monitored, attempts to die by hanging, permanent damage, wins lawsuit.
Police: Arson suspect upset he had to move out — (The Columbian)
LEGEBOKOFF TRIAL: Loren Leslie not suicidal, say parents — (Prince George Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Girl, 12, treated for self-harm becomes delusional, PTSD, given Zoloft, diagnosed bipolar, overdoses. Murdered at 15, parents insist not suicidal.
Fundraiser at Fox being held in brother’s honour — (Langley Advance )
Mourning Marissa — (
Blogging Stanley Cup rioter admits lying to police — (24 Hours Vancouver)
Coroner recommends flagging students with mental illness in wake of Victoria teen’s suicide — (Times Colonist)
SSRI Ed note: Anxious teen on psychoactive meds kicked out of gifted program commits suicide.
Martin Tremblay, Youth Hockey Coach, Sentenced to Jail for Tripping Incident — (
University of B.C. graduate opens up about suicide — (Macleans)
SSRI Ed note: University student feels stressed, gets antidepressants from GP, decides his situation is hopeless and attempts suicide.
Canada’s first class-action lawsuit involving birth defects allegedly caused by anti-depressents gets green light — (Maclean’s)
Amanda Todd Suicide — (The Huffington Post)
SSRI Ed note: "Despite" antidepressants, teen is unable to cope with being bullied, commits suicide. The bullying is blamed.
Health Canada tight-lipped on Champix suicides — (Toronto Star)
Greg Matters, RCMP Shooting Victim, Was Veteran With PTSD — (Huffpost British Columbia)
SSRI Ed note: Soldier being treated (means drugged with antidepressants, antipsychotics) engages in confrontation with police, is shot and killed. Family does not understand.
Bupropion no "magic bullet" in post-MI smokers — (Medscape)
Dog butchered, cats killed; SPCA investigating — (Richmond Review)
Betty Bates: Healing begins with understanding — (B.C. Local News)
Baby deaths spark fears over antidepressants — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Two moms have their newborns die due to Effexor they took while pregnant.
Two Cases of Babies Dying Whose Mother Took Effexor During Pregnancy — (Kamloops This Week)
Bipolar man shot to death by cops off his meds — (CTV News)
SSRI Ed note: Unarmed man advises spychiatrist he is suffering bad reaction, has stopped meds for "bipolar", has incident at bus stop, shot and killed by police. No charges.
Ruffolo verdict due Nov. 18 as final witness testifies — (Times Colonist)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressant kills cheating husband with overdose of it with heroin.
Ex-wife doubts bipolar claim for accused Abbotsford child-killer
Noyes verdict sends her to psychiatric hospital — (The Boundary Sentinel)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants has eposiode of delirium, stabs a 12-yr-old boy to death for no reason. DEemed NCR. Looks like withdrawal.
Andrew Koenig’s Sister Tells Larry King Her Brother Moved Out, Stopped Taking Antidepressants — (CNN)
SSRI Ed note: Actor on antidepressants stops taking them, dies by suicide. Parents blame psychic "pain" instead of medication withdrawal.
Darcie Clarke testifies at Schoenborn murder trial: Mother of dead children says she told Schoenborn relationship was over, on day before children were killed
SSRI Ed note: Woman tells her husband their relationship is over, gives him an antidepressant, next day he murders their 3 children, attempts suicide several times.
Care-home shooting suspect a Gulf War vet suffering from stress disorder—(Vancouver Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Vet of Gulf war in care home following serious accident, on depression meds, has incident of barricading, attacking other residents.
Ousted Surrey school teacher wins round in court battle—(
SSRI Ed note: Teacher on antidepressants behaves abusively, inappropriately, "bipolar disorder" blamed.
Mother apologizes for son’s crime spree — (Times Colonist)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 28, on or recently off Celexa and Valium embarks on carjacking, assault and kidnapping spree, injures 2, tells police to shoot him.
A killer’s torment: Sentencing for father who killed daughter — (B.C. Local News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, neuroleptics on-and-off, no history of any problem, decapitates his toddler daughter, is charged, convicted jailed.
Suicidal B.C. driver kills man in crash — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man on valium, antidepressants for 7 yrs splits with wife, violates order not to contact her, remains depressed, commits suicide in head-on car crash.
House arrest likely as Port Coquitlam mayor to be sentenced, Guilty of assault in attack on ex-girlfriend — (
Low level of air rage points to new policy on anti-social behaviour — (The Irish Times)
SSRI Ed note: Vancouver man, 40, taking antidepressants drinks on flight, is abusive, spits at flight attendant, charged with assault.
Were they wrongfully convicted of murder? — (
SSRI Ed note: Man in Zoloft withdrawal kills wife with ax, he is convicted and his appeal denied.
Man Arrested is Father of Dead Toddler — (
SSRI Ed note: Man takes antidepressant medication, leaves job, kills toddler daughter. Depression, sexism, family discord blamed. Meds not a suspect.
Venlafaxine implicated in many unexpected deaths in British Columbia — (CMAJ)
SSRI Ed note: Chief Analyst for the B.C. Provincial Toxicology Centre implicates venlafaxine (Effexor) in well over 100 deaths not officially attributed to the drug.
19 Year Old Girl Dies from Tylenol Overdose
SSRI Ed note: Popular, generous teen, 19, on antidepressants, commits suicide with Tylenol overdose.
Hospital will evaluate stabbing suspect — (The Oregonian)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking Prozac and Risperdal attacks and fatally wounds a teenager he has never met without provocation. Mental illness blamed.
Stalking a silent killer — (Macleans)
SSRI Ed note: Two teens taking Paxil die by suicide, their parents raise money to increase awareness of depression - the "disease". Misinformation the real tragedy.
Saanich police confirm couple’s deaths as murder-suicide — (Times-Colonist)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 72, stops taking antidepressants and develops mental state attributed to dementia, stabs his wife to death, then kills himself.
Are mood drugs helping our kids? — (The Star)
SSRI Ed note: Young man prescribed an SSRI for mild depression stops taking because it makes him agitated and aggressive, he commits suicide shortly after.
Canadian woman jailed for stealing $190,000 from in-laws — (Online Casino News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman takes Paxil for depression, develops serious internet gambling habit, lies and steals, loses marriage and family.