Archive for Ontario – Page 2

Mother, friend say Belak battled depression — (National Post)
Mother urges people to talk about suicide — (Kitchener Record)
Let's talk about the truth about teenage suicide — (Inside Brockville)
Ont. mom smoked pot, had sex with 14-year-old foster son — (
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac, foster parent to 14-yr-old boy, gives him alcohol, marijuana, has sex with him. Gets 12 months in jail, ordered not to use non-medical drugs.
Domestic Violence Death Review Committee — (Chief Coroner of Ontario)
KTLA SPECIAL REPORT: Fmr. Cop Accused Of Rape Blames Anti-Depressant Medication — (KTLA)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft, neurontin drinks, kidnaps & rapes woman, has no recollection of events, is charged, drug defence rejected, dies by suicide. Wife realizes truth.
DiManno: What drove a mother to drown her daughters — (The Sunday Star)
SSRI Ed note: Mom with no coping skills and no support system takes psychoactive medication, loses custody of kids, drowns them. Mental illness is blamed.
SSRIs Can Cause Suicides & Violent Behaviors: Dr. David Juurlink: Drug Safety Expert
Why did mentally ill man have to die? — (The Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: Douglas (25), Debassige (28), Reid (26), Bellon (63), Vass (55), Yu (35), Williams (24), Barnett (22), Moses (41), Sabatino (32), Donaldson (44)
Dead woman’s boyfriend faces rare charge — (
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, involved in death of live-in girlfriend, charged (among other things) with burying her improperly.
17 Year Old Kills Self: Jury Recommends Changes in Prescribing For Ontario College of Physicians
Paxil likely played important role in teen’s suicide — (
SSRI Ed note: Teen prescribed Paxil takes "catch up" dose, hands herself in parents' basement.
Eighth Annual Report of Domestic Violence Death Review Committee — (Chief Coroner of Ontario)
Policemen Becomes Violent
Pilot gets 2 years in theft, foray into U.S. Canadian had hoped to be shot down — (St Louis Post-Dispatch)
September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day — (CBC Radio)
An Afghan veteran’s rage — (The Star)
Lindsay Lemieux's killer gets youth sentence of seven years — (Sudbury Star)
Lindsay Lemieux’s killer gets youth sentence of seven years — (Sudbury Star)
Husband found not criminally responsible for attack — (The Waterloo Record)
SSRI Ed note: Happily married man feels depressed, paranoid, given antidepressat, next day is delirious, attempts to stab, choke wife. Cause not ID'd, given antipsychotic.
Conditional discharge for son in attack on Tommy Hunter — (The Record)
SSRI Ed note: Man with no history of violence given antidepressants for anxiety, bipolar, starts to drink daily, assaults his father.
Heroic Construction Worker saves woman — (The Observer)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants decides her problems can't be solved, takes pill overdose, jumps into St Clair River, is rescued
Young girl’s death shocks family — (The Barrie Examiner)
SSRI Ed note: Young woman on antidepressants and sleeping meds assaults common-law spouse and he moves out, is found dead at a grow op.
Teen gets discharge; 18-Year-old Assaulted Former Boyfriend At Bar — (The Sarnia Observer)
SSRI Ed note: Teen stops taking her meds, has fight with boyfriend at bar, assaults him, he needs hispitalization to treat injuries.
Margaret Trudeau gets her groove back — (Northumberland News)
SSRI Ed note: Immature young woman uses cannabis, psych drugs including antidepressants, all cause problems, she experiences mood swings, gets diagnosed bipolar.
Alleged Kenk associate sentenced to14 days — (The Star)
SSRI Ed note: Man works 10 yrs as mechanic, graduates as engineer, diagnosed depressed. takes antidepressant, then his life "spirals downhill", he steals, is convicted.
Purvis case remanded again — (The Northumberland News)
SSRI Ed note: Man starts antidepressant, drives dangerously and erratically, is charged with impaired driving.
Community in shock over OPP injuries — (Cornwall Standard-Freeholder)
Body found in Ottawa is Nadia: Dad — (Toronto Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Student, 18, on antidepressants for 3 weeks, self harms and kills herself at the suggestion of an internet contact. Cyberbullying is blamed.
Uncomfortably numb — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Talented writer describes her loss of emotional response while taking antidepressants.
Robbery attempt in bizarre disguise nets four years — (The Windsor Star)
SSRI Ed note: Man on increasing doses of antidepressant puts on bizarre disguise, makes clumsy attempt to rob store, fights with clerk, flees. "Inexplicable".
Teacher tells court she sent inappropriate e-mails — (
SSRI Ed note: Teacher on antidepressants has make-out session on couch with 13-yr-old, then sends e-mails about it. Attempts suicide. Arrested, charged with sexual assault.
Monitors report no aggression before hospital murder — (The Windsor Star)
SSRI Ed note: Doc who takes antidepressant as condition of being allowed back to work following suicide attempt kills a nurse and himself.
MP treated for depression before crash — (IFPress)
SSRI Ed note: Member of Canadian Parliament on antidepressants deliberately drives into path of truck, not wearing seatbelt, is seriously injured, survives.
Missing person — (The Ottawa Citizen)
SSRI Ed note: Successful investment banker given 2 antidepressants & other meds, becomes suicidal, attempts suicide 4 times, then succeeds. Stress blamed.
Antidepressants found to be “death pills” that dramatically raise the risk of early death — (Natural News)
SSRI Ed note: Study shows "depressed" people on antidepressants die younger than unmedicated depressed people. Tired old comeback, "it's the disease!" offered.
Suspect fears for safety in jail — (Niagara Falls Review)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 20, on antidepressants runs down and kills a 17-yr-old woman with his SUV.
Man Murders his Father: Possible Withdrawal Case — (The Toronto Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Man who hates taking his antidepressants for some reason bludgeons his father to death with a hammer. Depression blamed.
Man has ‘rude awakening’ about mental health care — (Northern Life)
SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed Effexor, Lorazepam and Amitripyline has an extreme negative reaction, learns that the system does not blame the meds and it not nice to victims.
Officer faces jail for taking three hostages at gunpoint — (The Canadian Press)
SSRI Ed note: Policeman in Paxil withdrawal takes hostages at gunpoint, makes threats, is charged and convicted.
Coping with suicide of a loved one — (The Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: Successful executive feels depressed, takes antidepressants, kills himself. Wife struggles with "why" not understanding how the meds work.
Blaming alcohol, lawyer admits to theft — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Popular, influential lawyer suffers sleep deprivation, takes antidepressants, drinks heavily and misappropriates client funds. Caught, pleads guilty.
Canadian General/Author Attempts Suicide in Park — (Abbotsford News)
Lifestyles of the sick and famous — (The Eye Opener)
SSRI Ed note: Man depressed after accident given Effexor, causes problems due to mania.
Timmins man charged in bus driver attack — (Chronicle Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed man gets antidepressants from walk-in clinic, becomes agitated, attacks bus driver, forces bus down a ravine. Convicted on several counts.
It’s ruled sleep sex — (
SSRI Ed note: Man on Effexor drinks, has sex with woman with no consent, court recognizes actions due to parasomnia, acquits him. Connection to medication not identified.
Alison Millar’s mother was diligent in her research. Ultimately, she lost the battle — (Toronto Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 14, troubled following parents separation, given Prozac. Mom is concerned, psychiatrist insists benefits outweigh harms. Girl hangs herself.
Threat to Jackson Earns Man Probation — (Miami Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 26, after one week without antidepressants emails death threats to courthouse. He is told to go back on medication.
Grieving mom rages — (London Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes antidepressants for his suicidal tendencies which get worse, also he becomes more erratic, paranoid and angry, kills his baby son.
Grandson killed woman, police say — (The Star)
SSRI Ed note: "Gentle" man, 40, on antidepressants and pain meds, kills his grandmother with "multiple sharp and blunt force trauma" wounds."