Archive for Minnesota (MN)

College prof charged with killing baby — (The Pocono Record)
SSRI Ed note: Respected, competent professor takes antidepressants, kills her baby daughter with a knife to prevent her "suffering". Charged with murder.
A cry for help summoned the police — and ended in his death
SSRI Ed note: Man, on antidepressants since starting high school is chronic depressed, suicidal with other negative side effects, police called to help, shoot, kill him.
911 call: Chanhassen teen killed by deputies was in rage day earlier after car taken away — (Star Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Talented student, athlete on antidepressant overreacts to losing use of car, is suicidal, threatens sheriff's deputies, they shoot and kill him.
Minnesota authorities investigating after teen fatally shot by deputies — (Fox News)
SSRI Ed note: "Popular, high energy, funny, loving" teen has "mental health issues" is suicidal, threatens mom, dies in suicide by cop. All the hallmarks of psych meds case.
My Daughter’s Medication Was Better Regulated Than the Gun She Used to End Her Life — (Vogue)
SSRI Ed note: Suicide victim's mom questions wait between refills of antidepressants that keep her increasingly depressed, suicidal daughter "healthy", wants gun control.
Lake Mtka. Community Grasps For Answers After Family Murder-Suicide — (CBS Minnesota)
SSRI Ed note: Man given antidepressant, worsens, doc ups dosage, worsens, doc changes prescription, does not monitor, 3 weeks later man kills family, self.
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.
Solvay Pharma Must Face Bribery Claims — (Courthouse News Service)
Together We Can Stomp Out Antidepressant Induced Suicide And Violence — (
UMD student in murder-suicide was depressed, authorities say — (Duluth News Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Smart, helpful engineering student "battling depression" kills himself and long-time close friend for no apparent reason.
Nearly 7 in 10 Americans Take Prescription Drugs, Mayo Clinic, Olmsted Medical Center Find — (Mayo Clinic News Network)
Father charged with murder after son’s overdose — (The Winona Post)
SSRI Ed note: Father gives son, who is taking Effexor, 2 methodone tablets, son dies of drug toxicity, father charged.
Depression meds found in Accent Signage shooter’s home, police say — (MPR NEWS)
SSRI Ed note: Introverted, "laid back guy" on Mirtazapine, Trazodone, Temazepam, buys gun, ammo, is fired, shoots, kills 5, at work then self. Mental illness blamed.
Speaker on mental health, coping with bipolar disorder — (Winona Post)
Man Kills his Wife
Father Drowns his 7 Month Old Son
Teen suicides’ moms: ‘Tell your children you love them’ They discuss role cyberbullying played in their daughters’ apparent sleepover pact — (Today News)
Police collect computers, tub water, a note in alleged baby killing
Politician Airs Video on How Effexor Interacted for Her With Alcohol: Compelling
Woman Sets Fire to her Triplex
Woman Beats her Dog
79 Year Old Commits Suicide: Became More Confused on Depression Meds
25 Yer Old Assaults Parents: Also Involved Alcohol
Eagan man who decapitated stepmother found insane — (Twin Cities Pioneer Press)
SSRI Ed note: Young teen with odd ideas given Zoloft, develops full fledged detachment, psychosis, decapitates his stepmom, found insane, locked up. Mental illness blamed.
6SSRI Editor Year Old Shoots Into his Exclusive Country Club: Became Manic for First Time on Zoloft
Man, 21, faces charges for assaulting, threatening Benson cop during altercation — (West Central Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 21, consumes bottle of antidepressants, becomes violent and abusive.
27 Year Old in Recent Withdrawal from Med For Depression Attempts Suicide-By-Cop
Man Becomes Manic on Effexor and Then Suicidal
24 Year Old Developes Mania on Prozac: Actions Cause Him to Lose his Career
Mothers Kills her 10 Year Old Son: Attempts to Kills her 11 Year Daughter & Self
Grandmother Falls Asleep on Top of Infant Grandson, Smothering Him: Alcohol Also Involved
23 Year Old Pleads Guilty to Six Crimes—(Duluth News Tribune—(Duluth News Tribune)
Depression, addiction were companions of man found dead in Ham Lake pond — (The Star-Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants struggles with addiction, alcoholism, meds stop working, leaving him worse off, he dies by suicide.
Duluth wants Fulton cop’s suit over shooting dismissed — (
SSRI Ed note: Policeman with "spotless" record takes 2 SSRIs, drinks, flags down female motorist , attacks her and gets into shootout with other officers. Everyone shocked.
Robledo faces five felonies, from fleeing to theft, in Duluth courtroom — (Duluth News-Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Young man on antidepressants admits homicidal thoughts, commits multiple offences, thinks he can outsmart police, is charged on 5 felony counts.
Police say heart transplant teen plotted murder — (CNN)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on drug combo incl antidepressants, becomes dangerous, conceives a plot to kill a neighbour, stops the A/Ds, the violent thoughts disappear.
Steve Foley (drummer) — (Wikipedia)
SSRI Ed note: Drummer on antidepressants is anxious, depressed, dies of overdose of prescription medication.
Monogue family sends thanks — (St Thomas Bulletin)
SSRI Ed note: Student seeks help for depression, gets medication, dies by suicide. Family never considers possibility meds a problem, blame depression.
Columbia Heights Man Stabs Wife, Burns Home, Calls 911 — (Fox Twin Cities)
SSRI Ed note: Vietnam Vet on medication drinks, frequently behaves oddly, stabs wife to death and burns their house down.
17 Year Old’s Personality Changed on Med: Massive Search of Mississippi River
SSRI Ed note: Teen is put on medication for anxiety, depression, behaves oddly, disappears. Frantic family wait 1/2 yr before learning he died by suicide.
Forciea sues ex-psychotherapist, claiming misdiagnosis — (The Star Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Prominent sports marketer and political mastermind is prescribed Wellbutrin, he inexplicably turns to fraud, loses everthing, thinks he is bipolar.
Eagan couple’s sex ads on craigslist were a setup for ID theft — (West Metro Star Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Man addicted to antidepressants and girlfriend advertise for sex so they can rob people. Obvious, clumsy fraud.
Teen suicide – lessons from the death of a star high school athlete — (KARE 11 News)
SSRI Ed note: Happy, successful teen swim star put on antidepressants, hangs himself. Mental illness blamed.
Laura’s story: exploited, humiliated, scarred — (Twin Cities Pioneer Press)
SSRI Ed note: Girl, 8, a victim of sexual assault, is treated with Prozac. She self-mutilates and the drug makes her "violent".
Reprimands didn’t halt doctors’ drug testing — (The New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist with major conflict of interest is paid by pharma to recruit patients for drug trials, he defies med Board order, places money above safety.
Psych meds drove my son crazy — (Salon)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrists insist that teen take medication for depression, gains weight, becomes violent, insensitive. Mom sees meds are the cause, docs refuse to.
REM sleep behavior disorder at young age linked to antidepressant use — (EurekAlert)
SSRI Ed note: Antidepressants appear to affect neurotransmitters, esp of young, that normally keep muscles paralyzed during REM sleep, allowing acting out of nightmares.
Suicidal man dies in crash following police chase — (KARE11)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes too much Prozac, drives recklessly, chased by police, crashes car and dies.
Shooter Described As Deeply Disturbed — (Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 16, many past losses, loving relationship with grandparents, no history of violence, gets Prozac dose increased, goes on shooting spree killing 10.
Charges stick for $45,000 Joy Ride — (CBS Minnesota)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on antidepressants rams his pickup truck into multiple parked cars, steals another vehicle, runs out of gas, flees on foot.