Archive for Maritimes

Mental illness caused MUN student to attempt murder on Signal Hill in St. John’s, judge says — (The Telegram)
SSRI Ed note: Intelligent engineering student takes antidepressants, tries to jump off cliff with friend, gets 4 years for attempted murder. Judge blames mental illness.
Christopher Garnier tells murder trial Catherine Campbell asked him to choke her — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressant sees violent images, father on same med has nightmares, murders a woman during sex, cannot remember. He suspects drug, noone believes.
Irving dynasty son Kenneth reveals his dark depression, and fight to health — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI 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.
What happened to Lionel Desmond? An Afghanistan veteran whose war wouldn’t end — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Afghanistan vet, given Effexor, Risperdal, Zopiclone, Prazosin for PTSD, gets worse, shoots and kills his mother, wife, daughter and himself. PTSD blamed.
Cody Glode suicide shows mental health system is in crisis, says mother — (CBC)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 20, medicated with antidepressants since 13 seriously depressed, meds no longer "work", dies by suicide. Lack of services and mental illness blamed.
The Unremembered — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Four suicides, three soldiers known to be on antidepressants and other meds. The Canadian military still refuses to connect the antidepressant-suicide dots.
Mom desperate to get help for son, Makes multiple attempts to get mental health assessment — (The New Glasgow News)
Alfred Guy Vuozzo sentenced to life for double murder at emotional hearing — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Man with "history of depression" (i.e. antidepressants) at 2 loses 6-yr-old sister in car accident, years later shoots, kills son + gransdon of driver.
Pathologist testifies at Patricia Hennessey, Nash Campbell inquest — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants and neuroleptic meds loses custody of her 4-yr-old son Nash, kills him and herself the night before she is to hand him over.
Family still seeks answers in police shooting death of Ajax man — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Durham police shoot, kill man on "list of medications" who is running around neighbourhood naked in Dec. Shooter cleared of wrongdoing. As usual.
Don’t be quick to judge mental illness, says Nicholas Layman’s family — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 19, diagnosed with depression does not take his medication "properly", has psychotic episode, stabs 11-yr old. Mental illness is blamed.
The monster of Montague — (National Post)
SSRI Ed note: Paranoid loner on antidepressants harbors a grudge against two men and one day he kills them.
Ronald Anderson's family calls for improved PTSD treatment — (CBC News)
Family crippled by depression — (NL News Now)
Court hears details of Glen Race’s mental state before murders — (CTV Atlantic News)
SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from medication for depression and other diagnoses murders 2 men.
Mother, son died of smoke inhalation: RCMP — (Journal Pioneer)
After Canadian mother killed herself and their only grandchild, U.S. couple started 10-year fight to change Canada’s bail laws — (National Post)
SSRI Ed note: Newfoundland mom kills father of her baby, fights extradition to US, is released on bail, feeds baby psychoactive meds, commits murder-suicide.
Rehtaeh Parsons: Shamed into Suicide — (People)
SSRI Ed note: Despite antidepressants, teen is unable to cope with aftermath of sexual assault, commits suicide. Failure to prosecute is blamed.
Ashley Smith’s mother speaks to inquest: ‘Most of her life, she was smiling and happy’— (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Ordinary misbehaving teen given Zoloft, things go downhill, she lands in prison, endures forced drugging, dies by suicide while guards watch. Inquest.
Axe-wielding senior has 58 days left to serve — (The Western Star)
Woman shows up for trial with ‘lost’ cash:  Nackawic woman found not guilty of stealing community fundraising, but judge finds her story ‘fishy’ — (The Bugle Observer)
SSRI Ed note: New Brunswick woman on depression medicaation collects money at a dance, fails to deposit it, is charged, money shows up at trial.
Man pleads guilty to theft — (Daily Gleaner)
SSRI Ed note: Young man takes antidepressants, conscience blunted, blatantly steals money from employer, no cover-up attempt, is immediately caught, loses job.
N.S. man guilty in beating death of Valley bartender — (The Chronicle-Herald)
SSRI Ed note: A case of extreme over-reaction: man who has been drinking, has not taken his antidepressant, viciously beats a man to death for pushing him off bar stool.
’It just gets sicker every time‘ — (The Chronicle-Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes too much antidepressant, causes bus crash, decapitates fellow passenger.
Father of alleged killer: My son wasn’t on his pills — (The Chronicle-Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Young man stops taking antidepressants, becomes moody and angry, drinks, kills bartender.
MD’s family files suit over post-discharge suicide — (CBC)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist takes M.D. patient off her depression medications "to get a clear diagnosis", she commits suicide.
Missing soldier found safe in city — (The Chronicle Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Soldier badly affected by tour of duty in Afghanistan takes medication for depression, meds do not help. He goes missing, is found.
Widow of bridge suicide victim urges MD body to do more — (The Chronicle Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Remeron talks of suicide, dose is upped to maximum, he jumps off bridge. Registrar of Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons displays ignorance.
Report of the Inquiry into matters relating to the death of James Guy Bailey, Jr. — (Nova Scotia Police Commission)
SSRI Ed note: Young man with history of drug and alcohol use dies of toxic effects of Paxil and Bromazepam.
Antidepressant could be suicide cause: N.B. inquest — (Canada.com)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 16, prescribed Celexa, dies by suicide. Astute coroner notes drug can remove anxiety or fear blocking someone from acting on their suicidal thoughts.