Archive for Saskatchewan

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.
Her husband took his own life after he was bullied on the job. Robert Duhaime’s employer denies bullying, but Workers’ Compensation Board has ruled differently — (CBC)
SSRI Ed note: Man on medication for anxiety and depression is bullied at work, dies by suicide. Medication not considered a potential factor.
Hannah Leflar’s killer has ‘psychopathic tendencies,’ expert testifies — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 16, prescribed antidepressants, has hallucinations that continue after he stops meds. executes plan to kill ex-girlfriend. Diagnosed a psychopath.
A son’s battle, a family’s fight: Parents grieving son they say was lost in mental health-care system — (The Regina Leader-Post)
SSRI Ed note: Teen drugged with antidepressants. other psych meds on/off for 3 yrs attempts suicide several times, finally succeeds, mom concludes youth need more than meds.
Forensic psychiatrist testifies at Leslie Black hearing — (Prince Albert Now)
Mother of fentanyl overdose victim says bullying led her daughter to drug — (News Talk 650 CKOM)
SSRI Ed note: Parent of suicidal teen (bullying blamed) recognizes harm of fentanyl, but not antidepressants that lower judgement and lead to mental illness and addictions.
Who is it now? When sirens wail in La Loche, people can’t help but wonder if it’s yet another suicide — (National Post)
SSRI Ed note: Young woman prescribed antidepressants when her mom dies by suicide, overdoses on the meds, lives. Loss of cultural identify blamed.
A killer’s mother knows the pain facing Steven O’Shaughnessy’s family — (CBC News Saskatchewan)
SSRI Ed note: Young Dad given antidepressants, loses sleep, thoughts become disordered and he kills himself, his wife and 2-yr-old son.
Teacher found not criminally responsible for sex with teen student — (Vancouver Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Saskatchewan teacher takes Effexor for depression, becomes manic, has sex with student, mental illness blamed.
 Samaritan credited with saving Alberta man — (The Calgary Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Man used to taking antidepressants goes missing, is found by stranger in in park in freezing weather, rescued. Back on meds.
Mixing pills led to scary school bus ride: lawyer — (The Saskatoon Star Phoenix)
SSRI Ed note: Bus driver loses partner, takes mix of antidepressants, painkiller, drives school bus badly impaired, children frightened. Charged, licence suspended 18 mo.
Support society can help sufferers, families — (The Regina Leader-Post)
SSRI Ed note: Sad university student gets antidepressants, has psychotic episode, told it is schizophrenia. Nobody, student included, ID's A/D as cause. On drugs for life.
Inquest into La Ronge man’s death goes to jury — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Police shoot and kill man, on antidepressants and alcohol, smashing vending machines and pointing a gun.