Archive for Ontario

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.
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.
‘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SSRI Ed note: Man given antidepressants after tragedy is withdrawn, lethargic, strangles beloved wife in fit of delirium, no memory after.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.
‘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.
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.
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.
Supreme Court Justice Gascon attributes disappearance to depression, anxiety — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Supreme Court Justice, long-time user of antidepressants changes medications, goes missing, cannot explain his actions.
New records reveal Danforth shooter was reclusive, battled mental illness — (The Globe & Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, drugged since childhood despite parents' claim that "medications & therapy unable to treat" him, shoots 15 on Danforth, killing 2.
OPP overhauling mental supports in wake of suicides, Widow wants force to set aside time for officers to talk about difficult calls — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Capable, respected police officer with happy home life, feels down, takes antidepressants, dies by suicide, an act totally out of character.
‘I was sobbing uncontrollably’: Patients say antidepressants difficult to quit — (CBC Radio)
SSRI Ed note: Two women describe the hellish experience of withdrawal after tapering off antidepressants, including the many terrible side effects.
DNA on drugs: How genetic tests could make prescriptions more precise — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Pharmacogenetic testing reveals who cannot metobolize meds incl. antidepressants, and will likely be harmed. Such tests should be done prior to prescribing.
Toronto Man Leaves Heart-Wrenching Suicide Letter Naming Ativan as Murderer After Suffering Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome for 3 Years — (Benzodiazepine Information Coalition)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 68, has life destroyed by benzodiazepine withdrawal. Tries tor 3 years to recover, fails, finally decides he cannot live that way, dies by suicide.
This brilliant Ottawa tech pioneer had wealth and a wonderful family. His suicide shocked everyone. — (The Ottawa Citizen)
SSRI Ed note: Stressed entrepreneur has breakdown, is prescribed anti-anxiety med, dies by suicide 6 mo later. Everyone shocked.
Joshua Boyle appears in court, case adjourned until next week — (Global News)
SSRI Ed note: Rescued man, "no criminal record", "never been in trouble with police" charged with assault, administering "noxious" Trazodone. Wife blames strain and trauma.
Antidepressants may raise death risk by a third — (Medical News Today)
SSRI Ed note: Researchers find that taking antidepressants, which disrupt body biochemistry, raises mortality risk dramatically (by one third).
Mother speaks out after SIU lays no charges in son’s police shooting death — (The Star)
SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed schizophrenic at 18 stops meds, has serious withdrawal reaction, is erratic, commits theft, is shot, killed by police. Shooting "justified".
Elizabeth Wettlaufer pleads guilty to all charges in killing of 8 seniors — (Global News)
SSRI Ed note: Nurse on antidepressants, neuroleptics, has periodic urges to kill people ("red surges"), acts on them, feels terrible guilt, turns herself in.
Horrible suffering became too much for Adam Maier-Clayton — (The Windsor Star)
SSRI Ed note: Where do the lies about mental illness, and the damage done "treating" it, lead? To belief there is no recovery. To loss of hope & death of many bright lights.
This Queen’s student froze to death on a Kingston pier. Here’s how he came back to life — (The Star)
SSRI Ed note: Student prescribed ADHD meds (stimulants) and Remeron by psychiatrist attempts suicide, is miraculously revived. Nobody suspects potential role of meds.
Patients suffer over gap between physical and mental health care — (The Star)
SSRI Ed note: Mother takes worried son to GP. Unaware antidepressants ineffective & dangerous for kids, GP prescribes one. Alex gets steadily worse, dies by suicide.
Family of a Stittsville double murder-suicide continues to seek answers — (Ottawa Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Woman with no history of problems feels sad, GP prescribes Cipralex, she kills her children and herself.
Stittsville woman dies from injuries — (The Ottawa Citizen)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes antidepressants, marriage deteriorates, is abusive and suicidal, separation agreed, fatally beats wife with baseball bat then hangs himself.
Mountie admits hitting, burning son, tells court “I am living with the devil.”— (Metro News)
SSRI Ed note: Mountie on antidepressants charged with child abuse for multiple offenses. Clear suicidality, lack of judgement, lack of empathy.
What happened to Rohinie Bisesar? — (Toronto Life)
SSRI Ed note: Ambitious young woman from repressive family can't find "suitable" work, is hospitalized, diagnosed, drugged, stops meds, stabs a random woman to death.
Ontario woman jailed for 12 years for killing elderly neighbour — (The Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: Drug addicted woman on Zoloft stabs boyfriend, then stabs elderly neighbour, 89, 149 times, killing her during burglary. Troubled childhood blamed.
Murder-suicide third blow for Western dorm — (The London Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Popular, dean's list student "struggling with mental health" accepted to grad school, kills self and mom. As use of meds goes up so do student suicides.
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.
Mark Haslett sentenced to eight years for killing his whistling roommate — (Ottawa Citizen)
SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from neuroleptic, antidepressant medication has paranoid delusions, triggers rage, stabs and kills roommate. Mental illness blamed.
No charges against Peel police in death of Jermaine Carby / Leaked details of Jermaine Carby’s toxicology report show hard drugs were in man’s system — (Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: Various drugs, including Celexa, found in body of man shot by police. News mentions only the illegal drugs.
Nine-year sentence for man who tried to kill neighbours in ‘wanton’ attacks — (The Brampton Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds for nonsensical "disorder" stabs neighbour, tried to stab another, no motive or provocation. Inadequate medicaton blamed!! Deemed high risk.
Son ‘appeared intent on killing’ during knife attack on father: witnesses — (Soo Today)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 18 on medication for ADHD and depression (likely a stimulant and SSRI) becomes psychotic, stabs father to death. Mental illness is blamed.
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.
Aurora mother tried to fix her ‘broken boy’ — (The Aurora Banner)
SSRI Ed note: Formerly happy kid hits rough patch, is put on Prozac, fails to bond with others/ make connections, dies by suicide. Mother shocked, does not blame Prozac.
Aurora mother tried to fix her ‘broken boy’ — (Aurora Banner)
SSRI Ed note: Socially awkward boy, 14, going through difficult phase given Prozac, self-harms, is socially withdrawn, finally commits suicide.
A patient’s suicide, a doctor’s devastation — (Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist wonders why his patient on depression meds dies by suicide. One more example of how doctors JUST DON'T GET IT.
Accused in York student’s death had anti-psychotic medication, murder trial hears — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Student taking antidepressants, Seroquel as sleep aid, drinks beer, forces his way into a female student's room, rapes, murders her in front of webcam.
THE MICHAEL ELIGON INQUEST: 6 unanswered questions — (NOW Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Police shoot man behaving oddly. Many questions remain unanswered.
Antidepressant Wellbutrin becomes ‘poor man’s cocaine’ on Toronto streets — (Global News)
Doctors Warn Of Potentially Deadly ‘Zombie’ Effects Of Using Anti-Depressant Wellbutrin To Get High — (National Post)
Adult antidepressants suspected in suicides of Canadian kids — (Toronto Star)
Death on Lady Kirk was result of murder-suicide — (CP24)
SSRI Ed note: Man being treated for "mental illness", probably depression, kills himself and his wife.
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.
Son blames drug warning delays for mom’s death — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Authorities fail to warn healthy woman on diuretics that she should not combine these with SSRIs. She takes Cipralex and dies of heart failure.
Mother calls for change after 15-year-old son’s suicide — (St. Catharines Standard)
SSRI Ed note: Suicidal 15-yr-old given drugs that made him worse, after he dies his mother thinks he needed more treatment
Son was ‘crying for help’ — (The Brantford Expositor)
SSRI Ed note: "Loving, kind boy" put on antidepressants, anti-psychotics becomes suicidal, destructive, has a meltdown, police called, he carries 2 knives, they shoot him.
Postpartum depression: When the bough breaks — (Ottawa Citizen)
SSRI Ed note: Baby born to woman on Zoloft dies shortly after birth, she continues drug off and on, still depressed. True cause of postpartum trouble ID'd: sleep loss.
‘I just want to feel special to someone’: Gay 15-year-old kills himself after chronicling his unhappiness online — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Gay teen takes antidepressants that don't work, victim of bulling, he losed hope, dies by suicide.
Woman sentenced to time served — (Whig-Standard)
Woman nets life sentence for murdering grandchildren — (Canoe.ca)
SSRI Ed note: Grandmother on new med for mood drives car into river with two young grandchildren strapped in back seat. They drown. Depression blamed. Gets life.
Mother, friend say Belak battled depression — (National Post)