Archive for California (CA)

Suspect in Kavanaugh attempted murder texted sister, who convinced him to call 911, investigators say — (Fox News)
Tawny Kitaen’s cause of death revealed — (Fox News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on multiple meds including mirtazipine, other psych meds, dies at 59 of heart disease.
Mom suspected of killing 3 children suffered from paranoia, delusions, partner alleges ‘She is not taking care of herself and has lost touch with reality. She is extremely paranoid and acts impulsively and erratically,’ claimed the children’s father — (Los Angeles Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman suffering postpartum depression quits therapy, stops taking prescribed meds, becomes paranoid, delusional, stabs her 3 children to death.
Steve Bing pals: Suicide spurred by money, drugs and mental health struggle — (Page Six)
SSRI Ed note: Hollywood mogul takes antidepressants for years, is not close to his kids, has drug problem, manages his fortune poorly, dies by suicide.
Calif. Man Who Shot Deputy in Ambush Attack Is Killed in Standoff that Wounded 3 Officers — (People)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds for years is aggressive and dangerous, possibly in withdrawal, steals guns and goes on crime spree, is killed by police.
Mother with baby walked in front of train in Monrovia, police say — (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Mom with "history of depression" (means antidepressants) carries her toddler to their deaths on train tracks.
Saugus High School Shooting Suspect Is Boy Scout, Honors Student — (The Montrose-La Crescenta Patch)
SSRI Ed note: "Quiet", "kind", athletic, popular teen loses father, is "depressed", 2 yrs later shoots fellow students and self at school. Everyone shocked, no explanation.
Santino William Legan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know — (heavy.com)
SSRI Ed note: "Very nice kid" takes valium, plans mass shooting, shoots several people at Gilroy garlic festival, killing 3, then shoots & kills himself.
Police release body camera footage of teenage girl’s fatal shooting — (ABC Eyewitness News)
SSRI Ed note: High school student on antidepressants goes on a bizarre rampage, driving recklessly, pointing a toy gun at police, who shoot and kill her.
Attorney: Man killed at Costco was mentally ill, off meds — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Diagnosed man stops meds, becomes irrational, hostile, slaps policeman at Costco who shoots, kills him.
Mother in San Jose murder-suicide struggled with depression; Woman had left job to seek treatment last year — (The Mercury News)
SSRI Ed note: "Doting" mother takes antidepressants, feels "loopy", gives up job, gets worse, finally kills sons 4 and 7 and self in murder-suicide. Mental illness blamed.
Three Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide in Redondo Beach — (NBC Palm Springs)
SSRI Ed note: Man on pain meds for back injury urged by wife to seek help for depression, he shoots, kills her, son, and himself. Pain blamed.
Depressed California mom drowns two children, hangs self — (Today’s Echo)
SSRI Ed note: Mother who had recently been diagnosed with depression kills herself and her two children, leaving husband in shock.
Bay Area doctor suspended after incident with patient goes viral — (SFGATE)
SSRI Ed note: ER physician unaware that benzodiazapines like Klonapin cause terrible side effects in withdrawal, fails to recognize a young man's related suffering.
Selma Blair pours heart out about battling alcoholism and depression — and hoping to land good roles again — (Yahoo Entertainment)
SSRI Ed note: Actress taking medication for "four years of postpartum depression" and “crippling anxiety" drinks on airplane, has meltdown, has to be carried off.
Joshua Corbett, Sandra Bullock Stalker, Found Dead From Self-Inflicted Wound After Police Standoff — (INQUISITR)
SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed with "bipolar schizophrenia" stalks Sandra Bullock, forced psych meds, collects arsenal, convicted, kills himself during standoff with police.
Adult Film Star August Ames Had Cocaine, Depression Medication in Her System at Time of Death — (Pop Culture)
SSRI Ed note: Young adult film star taking Xanax, sertraline (Zoloft) cocaine hangs herself in a public park.
Patton Oswalt Reveals Wife Died Due to Prescription Medications and Undiagnosed Heart Condition — (People)
SSRI Ed note: Writer with undiagnosed heart condition takes Adderall, Xanax, fentanyl, dies in sleep.
Lonely death of Tantric sex guru and yogi Psalm Isadora leaves disciples with unanswered questions — (news.com.au)
SSRI Ed note: Sex teacher dies by suicide in withdrawal from Xanax, other substances.
Woman says calling from satanic practice led her to stab mother to death — (ABC7 Eyewitness News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants viciously stabs her mother to death, says she felt nothing, she is found not guilty by reason of insanity.
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? — (The Atlantic)
SSRI Ed note: Prof notes that 2017 teens more disconnected, "depressed" than previous generations,, take way more antidepressants, more suicides. Blames smartphones.
The Dark Side of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington: Battle With Addiction Inspired and Plagued Singer, Shadowing His Massive Success — (E News)
SSRI Ed note: Linkin Park lead singer, history of depression, heavy drinking, antidepressant use, hangs himself.
Ricki Lake Reveals Her Ex-Husband Died by Suicide amid Battle with Bipolar Disorder: ‘I Wanted to Save Him’ — (
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych drugs for years suffers severe mood swings, probably caused by the meds, eventually dies by suicide. So sad and so typical.
Kanye West’s ‘Erratic’ Medication Dosage Reportedly Led To Hospitalization — (The Huffington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Rapper exhibits erratic behaviour caused by his medications, inclusing Lexapro.
Depressed teenager killed his parents and then left his eight-year-old brother paralysed — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: "Depressed" teen, past suicide attempt by overdose (depression meds?) shoots & kills parents, injures brother. Deemed "sociopath" gets life, no parole.
Former doctor testifies in Lypps trial: Alleged murder victim was ‘out of control’ — (The San Luis Obispo Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed woman taking Effexor, possible withdrawal from Wellbutrin, Abilify, Klonopin, dies in bathtub. Husband charged with murder, acquitted.
Govt Exposed for Forcing Foster Kids, Even Toddlers to Take Dangerous Psychotropic Drugs — (GreenMedInfo)
SSRI Ed note: Vulnerable children in need of care, learning and affection are instead being drugged with medications that will harm them in the long run.
Man with criminal record and history of mental illness charged in San Diego homeless killings — (National Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man forced to take brain-disabling meds for years kills homeless people, is caught, charged. faces possible death penalty. Mental illness, not meds, blamed.
After a meticulously-planned suicide attempt, ex-Bears QB Erik Kramer lives on — (The Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Football player down due to career dip starts antidepressants on-and-off 10-15 yrs, becomes suicidal, shoots himself, stops meds, recovers. Can't explain.
Prescription of drugs to foster youth under scrutiny in Sonoma County and statewide — (The Press Democrat)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, drugged with Prozac, Zoloft at 13 in foster care, remembers the meds made her suicidal, grows up determined to research natural alternative.
La Electrician Who Plunged To His Death From Wilshire Grand Center Committed Suicide — (JIST NEWS)
SSRI Ed note: Construction worker taking antidepressants jumps to his death from 53 floors up.
Mario Woods’ last moments: ‘You better squeeze that … and kill me’ — (SFGate)
SSRI Ed note: Man on marijuana, speed and antidepressants slashes a stranger, has confrontation with police, is shot to death in the back.
Arreaga accuses victim’s wife of shooting — (The Times-Standard)
SSRI Ed note: Booze and drugs cause disaster.
His 83-year-old wife jumped to her death from a Kaiser clinic — why? — (Los Angeles Times)
SSRI Ed note: Why would an 83-yr-old jump to her death? Maybe it was the Prozac, citalopram and Xanax, they gave her?
Sand City shooting: Mother of dead suspect recalls son’s troubles — (Santa Cruz Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on drug cocktail including Wellbutrin, $160K in warrants outstanding, shot and killed with her boyfriend in standoff with police outside Target store.
The Human Cost of a Misleading Drug-Safety Study [329] — (The Atlantic)
SSRI Ed note: Talented 25-yr old stabs herself to death on Paxil in 2002. All the players in misrepresenting Paxil safety remain unapologetic.
Covington Lawyers Kill on Cross-Exams in Cymbalta Case — (American Lawyer)
SSRI Ed note: Lawyers triumph defending corrupt drug safety system
Distraught people, Deadly results – Officers often lack the training to approach the mentally unstable, experts say — (Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 17, on depression medication since the age of 12, enters police station with knife, claims to have a gun, is shot by police. Other stories too.
American tragedy: At least 50% of police shooting victims struggled with mental illness — (Daily Kos)
SSRI Ed note: Police officers too often feel justified in slaughtering people diagnosed with mental illness.
The appalling story of a California prison guard who committed suicide: ‘The job made me do it’ — (Business Insider)
SSRI Ed note: Prison guard is given a hard time on the job, takes Paxil, does not function effectively, dies by suicide.
No Charges Filed Against LAPD Officers Who Fatally Shot Oceanside Man — (KPBS)
SSRI Ed note: Following car chase, police shoot, kill a vet on antidepressants as he exits his vehicle, continue shooting after he falls, killing him on live tv. No charges.
1st Circuit Tosses Suit Over Antidepressant — (Courthouse News Service)
SSRI Ed note: Parents file false advertising claim against Forest Labs, court (effectively) decides that FDA prerogative overrides consumers rights.
Chilling report details how Elliot Rodger executed murderous rampage / Elliot Rodger Report Details Long Struggle with Mental Illness — (Santa Barbara Independent)
SSRI Ed note: Social misfit drugged for years on Xanax, Prozac, Paxil, plans and executes shooting at sorority house. Shoots and kills 6, wounds 14, dies by suicide.
Solvay Pharma Must Face Bribery Claims — (Courthouse News Service)
Contra Costa County foster youth’s mysterious death under investigation — (San Jose Mercury News)
Robin Williams — Suicide Triggered by Depression, Parkinson's, Paranoia — (TMZ.com)
SSRI Ed note: Comedian took Remeron and other meds, hanged himself
Psychologist casts doubt on Marsh insanity defense — (The Davis Enterprise)
SSRI Ed note: Teen has bad reaction to Prozac & Zoloft, in a dreamlike state stabs to death elderly couple, prosecutor invents motive. Found guilty, he gets 52 years.
People v. Ramos — (COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA)
SSRI Ed note: Man, jealous and sad over breakup, takes Effexor and stays sad but also becomes irrational, erratic, violent and suicidal. Mental illness is blamed.
Holzer Officially Charged with Murders, Appears in Court — (Santa Barbara Independent)
SSRI Ed note: Man on undisclosed psychiatric medication fatally stabs his parents, sons, and family dog. Previously diagnosed with depression.
Witnesses detail Aquelin Talamantes’ mental health diagnoses leading up to drowning of daughter — (The Sacramento Bee)
SSRI Ed note: Mom gets prescriptions including Prozac, becomes delirious, drowns daughter