Archive for Georgia (GA)

Mom of Atlanta shooting suspect Deion Patterson says son opened fire after he got ‘messed up medication’ — (New York Post)
Mother charged with murder in toddler daughter’s death appears in court — (CBS46)
SSRI Ed note: Mom receives "help" [read: drugs] for mental health issues, shoots and kills 2-yr-old daughter a few weeks later.
When love isn’t enough A daughter’s suicide leaves a grieving father searching for answers — (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
SSRI Ed note: Talented student suffers physical challenge, ECT, forced into inactivity she is treated for "mental illness", she becomes suicidal, overdoses, dies.
Mother accused of stabbing 4 children, husband to death — (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
SSRI Ed note: "Loving mother, wife", "depressed" over father's death, starts to behave bizarrely, murders husband and 4 "great and happy" kids. No motive. Antidepressants?
Why did 12-year-old Katelyn Nichole Davis hang herself on a livestream — (The Daily Haze)
SSRI Ed note: Girl on antidepressants self-harms, suffers from negative thinking, attachment to fictional character, livestreams her suicide by hanging. Depression blamed.
Violent Deaths in Georgia, 2008-2012 — (Georgia Violent Death Reporting System)
SSRI Ed note: Suicide victims were disproportionately represented by military vets, antidepressants in blood of 42.1 % of those tested. No way to know about withdrawal.
Shattered Dream: The Shocking Death of Former Braves Phenom. Tommy Hanson Left Friends, Family to Pick Up the Pieces — (Bleacher Report)
SSRI Ed note: Happy, family-oriented former major-league baseball player takes antidepressants for grief, loses edge, kills himself with drugs and alcohol.
Police Killing of Unarmed Georgia Man Leaves Another Town in Disbelief — (New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Police kill "calm and friendly" Air Force veteran being treated by Dept of Veteran's Affairs and having trouble with his medication.
Solvay Pharma Must Face Bribery Claims — (Courthouse News Service)
An American teenager: Disaffected, isolated and inexplicably angry, Geddy Kramer seemed to fit the profile of a mass shooter. So why was it so hard to predict — and prevent — his rampage? — (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
SSRI Ed note: Teen "devastated" by parents divorce, takes antidepressants, fan of Columbine, plans a mass killing, shoots 6 people at Fedex plus himself. Only he dies.
Industrious, loving nature of Rebecca Greene remembered at 23rd birthday memorial — (The Red and Black)
Deputy wants wrongful death suit in 2012 teen shooting dismissed — (Cherokee Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Deputy staff called to help kills 16-yr-old
Pastor Who Killed Self Battled Manic Depression, Struggled to Keep It Secret; Was Taking Medication, Had ‘Physical Challenges’ — (The Christian Post)
SSRI Ed note: "Caring upbeat guy who cares for people" is stressed, takes antidepressants, diagnosed manic depressive, gets worse, kills himself. Everyone "stunned".
Man pleads guilty to threatening to kill Obama; previously convicted of threatening to kill Bush — (Ledger-Enquirer)
Georgia executes Andrew Allen Cook — (The Athens Banner-Herald)
Local will serve life sentence in murder — (Marietta Daily Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Three different SSRIs plus Ambien worsen the situation for a couple with problems, finally he bludgeons her and sets her on fire.
Husband of Boynton Beach woman who died in Georgia helicopter crash sues manufacturer — (Palm Beach Post)
Dr. Andrew Weil: Depression – my experience — (ABC News)
Strokes and psychiatrists — (Augusta Free Press)
Attorney: Driver accused of killing 3 teens ‘very remorseful' — (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Army vet with PTSD sought the treatment he needed by taking hostages – but got jail instead — (Stars and Stripes)
Letters from Heaven – Bill Morrissey — (
SSRI Ed note: Singer-songwriter dies at 59.
Woman Assaults her Boyfriend
Man Fatally Stabs his Dog, Sets his Apartment on Fire and Attempts Suicide
Veteran Federal Judge, 67, Becomes Deranged When Given Antidepressant for his Depression
Man Murders Wife: Appeals Court
Truck Driver Jailed For Hitting Cop Car: No Alcohol Involved
Warner Robins mother sentenced to 15 years in infant’s beating death — (The Telegraph)
Policeman Shoots Another Policeman in Arm
Son Commits Suicide: Parents Start a Survivors of Suicide Group
Man With Knife Lunges At Police Officer: Shot Dead
What really took 2 lives in Schaefer case? — (
SSRI Ed note: Mystery of why a devoted husband on medication would commit murder-suicide.
Man Found Dead in Truck by Side of Road
Dog Owner Convicted of Beating Dog
23 Year Old Man Smashes 29 TV Flat Screens with Baseball Bat at Wal-Mart
Tough old soldier battles new enemy: Suicide epidemic — (McClatchy DC)
20 Year Old Kills Friend in 2004: Supreme Court of Georgia Denies New Trial
Army officer blames medication mixup for shoplifting incident — (USA TODAY)
Delta Employee Kills Self
Man Involved in Car Wreck Injures Child: No alcohol Involved
12 Year Old Boy Murders 5 Week Old Infant
Speaker of the House for the Georgia Legislature Attempts Suicide on Depression Med
20 Year Old Kills Friend in 2003: Life Sentence: Attorney Appeals on Medication Basis
Pharmacologist Testifies That Mix of Cymbalta With Older Antidepressant Caused Threats Against Judge
WNBA Star Deliberately Overdoses on Antidepressants
Those grieving after a suicide forever wonder what they could have done to save a life—(
Woman accused of murder claims Savannah hospital denied her entry — (Savannah Morning News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on & off "stabilizing" meds for bipolar, has episodes of psychosis, drives to another state to kill grandmother, aunt's boyfriend. Mental illness blamed.
Woman who killed 2 children in 2007 will be committed — (The Augusta Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Young woman experiencing breakdown is prescribed antidepressants becomes worse, very paranoid, stabs her toddlers to death in convenience store washroom.
Kennesaw man convicted of killing girlfriend with sword — (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
SSRI Ed note: Man in antidepressant withdrawal stabs hif girlffriend to death with a sword in a restaurant, also attacks and stabs manager. Convicted of murder, gets life.
Smyrna care-giver gets life plus 10 years — (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
SSRI Ed note: Caregiver on antidepressants starves and steals from her disabled client, apparently has no conscience.