Archive for Michigan (MI) – Page 2

Mother Attempts to Kill her Two Children & Self: Also Sets House on Fire
Recent Abrupt Withdrawal From Depression Med: Man Kills Himself
James Idziak, former Comstock Park teacher, sentenced to 5 months in jail for high-speed chase—(
Teen dies after Warren Police use Taser—(
Judge: Ambulance authority violated Open Meetings law — (The Muskegon Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Man with 38 years in stressful job diagnosed with PTSD, depression, exhibits erratic, "dangerous" behaviour, is fired.
Lowell man who stabbed ex-girlfriend, killed self had been in psychiatric hospital in October — (The Grand Rapids Press)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants drinks, stabs ex-girfriend then stabs himself to death with small children around. This was "out of character" for him.
Neighbors reached out, but it was too late for Bill Olbert — (The Holland Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants stabs estranged wife, sets house on fire, has stand-off with police, is shot,l killed.
Big Pharma Won’t Police Itself — (Huffington Post)
SSRI Ed note: In 2009, journalist says exempting manufacturers of dangerous products shouldn't be protected from liability, US law needs to change. It never did.
Army suicides rise as time spent in combat increases — (USA Today)
SSRI Ed note: Veteran taking antidepressants drinks heavily, collects arsenal, kills himself in front of VA hospital.
Top Stories of 2008: Crime and tragedy: Parents killed — (The News Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds becomes delusional, shoots and kills parents who support him. Mental illness blamed.
Emotions run high at sentencing of attorney’s killer — (The Grand Rapids Press)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants brutally stabs his ex to death, tells court his meds and substance abuse a factor, court will have none of that, gives maximum sentence.
DETROIT: Judge tosses out case against three Lincoln Park officers — (The News-Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 27, drinking and on Prozac, has a manic episode, yells threats and waves knives. Judge deems police use of deadly force - i.e. killing him - justified.
Survivors of suicide share message of comfort — (The Saginaw News)
SSRI Ed note: Brothers taking antidepressants die by suicide a year apart. Depression blamed.
Realtor slaying suspect’s assets frozen — (MLive)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking amitryptiline, citalopram, an antihistamine, other meds shoots and kills real estate agent, his lawyer argues meds responsible.
Sterling man sentenced to 18-40 years for wife’s murder — (C and G Newspapers)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants shoots wife, turns gun on self in moment of delirium, jailed for life, no parole.
Troy man to seek insanity defense in office shooting — (The Detroit News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Cymbalta, trazodone loses job, shoots up office killing one, wounding 2.
Court documents reveal arrested deputy’s state of mind — (Wood TV 8)
SSRI Ed note: Sheriff's deputy separates from wife, gets "cocktail" of meds inc;l antidepressants, starts to drink, threatens ex, is suicidal, in speed chase, standoff.
Servaas known as colorful judge — (The Grand Rapids Press)
SSRI Ed note: Judge attempts suicide under the influence of a pain medication that interacted badly with his antidepressant.
My family’s syndrome — (Michigan Daily)
SSRI Ed note: Socially awkward child with suicidal thoughts is put on Prozac, he becomes much worse, gains weight, throws tantrums and stops smiling.
Aiello guilty on 10 counts — (The Times-Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on Cymbalta carjacks a taxi, shoots at houses, faces potential life in prison.
Secretary gets up to 14 years for embezzlement — (The Daily Telegram)
SSRI Ed note: Law clerk starts taking antidepressants, starts embezzling money from a vulnerable client of the firm, has urges to gamble. Sent to prison, life ruined.
Retired dairy farmer takes his life — (The Detroit Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Man sad after giving up his dairy herd takes Ambien, Paxil, dose increased, 3 days later he hangs himself. Cancer blamed.
Ball throwing man likely headed to institution — (The Daily Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Man with new antidepressant prescription flies into a rage in hospital, throws billiard balls, hits and kills a woman. Likely result indefinite incarceration.
STATE: Telemarketer tip sends cops to home — (The Daily Press and Argus)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants tells telemarketer that she is planning to commit suicide, sheriff's deputies are dispatched to scene, she says it was a joke.
Suspected shooter tried suicide twice — (The Detroit News)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking medication for depression and bipolar is suicidal, makes several suicide attempts, loses job, shoots 3 people at former workplace, killing one.
Support offered to young widows, widowers — (The Battle Creek Inquirer)
SSRI Ed note: Young man in happy marriage, good life, takes antidepressants, dies by suicide.
Toxicology reports find antidepressant — (Lansing State Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Wellbutrin shoots and kills his ex-wife, her boyfriend, and himself.
Incident Raises Questions of Link Between Lack of Meds and Crimes — (Signal SCV)
SSRI Ed note: Man clearly in withdrawal from Zoloft has standoff with police, tries to stab a woman. Psychiatrist Arjun Reyes offers misinformation.
Poker tournament to raise money for suicide awareness — (MLive)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes antidepressants, fells suicidal, goes to hospital, is not admitted, kills himself. Family raises funds for group that promotes misinformation.
Man who attacked lottery machines suffered depression — (Battle Creek Enquirer)
SSRI Ed note: Maa loses job, takes antidepressants, loses self-control, smashed lottery machines in frustration.
Laguna ordered to serve 25 years in prison — (Ironwood Daily Globe)
SSRI Ed note: Trial Uses Involuntary Intoxication Defense; Fails Despite Acknowledgment of Drugs' Role
Augusta man treated at hospital after standoff ends — (MLive)
SSRI Ed note: Police called to home of a man on antidepressants because of loud party (so probably drinking). He attempts suicide by shooting himself in the neck.
Husband now seeks insanity plea — (The Grand Rapids Press)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Celexa experiences violent outbursts, potential connection to drug not recognized, he murders wife when she files for divorce, belatedly tries NCR plea.
Mother to face trial on murder charges — (MLIVE)
SSRI Ed note: Woman unable to continue her antidepressant prescription shoots and kills her visiting daughter.
Lawyer: Eaton sheriff’s sergeant wasn’t well — (Battle Creek Enquirer)
SSRI Ed note: Policeman going through a divorce takes antidepressants, files a false report about a shooting causing wasted time and effort by department.
Prozac: Generic version is target of lawsuit — (Indy Star)
SSRI Ed note: Policeman on fluoxetine hears voices, shoots and kills himself, widow files lawsuit.
Grosse Pointe schools respond to 2 suicides, Officials book depression expert — (Detroit Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Boy on Prozac expresses suicidal thought, parents seek medical help, drug not suspected, he commits suicide a week later.
Man stabbed in chest tells his side of story — (MLIVE)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressant misses a dose or doses, screams at her estranged boyfriend, stabs him in the chest.
Suspect’s sanity called into question — (Traverse City Record-Eagle)
SSRI Ed note: Woman embezzles almost $700,000, blames Paxil, no effort to cover up, pleads insanity, court rejects this, she is sentenced to 5 - 10 years. Appeal denied.
Mom’s postpartum depression blamed in baby’s death — (The Oakland Press)
SSRI Ed note: New mom given antidepressant medication takes it inconsistently, smothers baby daughter. Postpartum depression/psychosis blamed.
Six years for stabbing 93-year-old — (TV6 Fox)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac drinks alcohol, stabs 93-yr-old in Walmart parking lot, gets 6 years. Mental illness blamed.
Mother arrested for four-year-old’s death — (WNDU)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants kills her 4-yr-old with a mixture of prescription medications.
Denial of Application to operate a foster family home — (STATE OF MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES)
SSRI Ed note: Applicant to be a foster parent denied because of domestice abuse which occurred shortly after she started Zoloft.
Man Detonates Bomb: Is Killed by Police — (WOOD8TV)
SSRI Ed note: "Kind, gentle soul" on antidepressants after losing job and girlfriend makes explosive device, breaks into her home to detonate, is killed by police.
Man charged with threatening Cheney — (WOOD TV8)
SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from antidepressants drinks, threatens to blow up himself and the US Vice President.
2 deaths may hold lessons for new moms — (Detroit Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Young mom goes on Paxil two weeks after giving birth, kills herself and her baby.
Circuit judge delays Yost murder trial — (The Bay City Times)
SSRI Ed note: Woman kills her daughter by poisoning her with imipramine.
Prozac is defense in killings at bar, Southgate resident on trial over deaths in 2002 — (Detroit Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Young man, 27, taking Prozac, gets into a fight over a pool game, shoots and kills two men. He is convicted of first degree murder, appeal is denied.
Admitted killer will blame split personality — (The Grand Rapids Press)
SSRI Ed note: Teenager on Prozac kills his mom and sisters, gets life in prison with no parole.
Widow sues Prozac maker in suicide of SWAT leader — (The Daily Oakland Press)
SSRI Ed note: Happy, successful man, SWAT team leader, prescribed Prozac, gets akathisia, stops taking it, dies by suicide 4 days later.