Yamhill County copes with rash of teen suicides — (KATU2)Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005SSRI Ed note: Three teenagers, 2 in withdrawal from antidepressants, 1 on Lexapro, die by suicide. Everyone baffled, insist all teens need to be monitored for depression.
Motive not given for slaying of step-grandson — (Corvallis Gazette-Times)Tuesday, July 19th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Woman on psychoactive drugs kills her 4-yr-old step-grandson, is chipper and carefree but also suicidal, bizarre behaviour in the circumstances.
Authorities say man acted alone in arson at McDonald’s in Sisters – The arrest of a student described as a gentle soul and a talented musician stuns the town of 1,500 — (The Oregonian)Thursday, July 14th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Young man on antidepressants sets a fire, causing major damage, for no apparent reason, nobody believes that he could be responsible.
Skipper faulted in Oregon fishing disaster — (Myrtle Beach Online)Wednesday, June 29th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Veteran sea captain takes boat out in unsafe weather, does not ensure passengers are wearing lifejackets, boat capsizes, 11 drown. A/Ds deemed not a factor.
Drug leads to son’s suicide, family says — (Mail Tribune)Tuesday, August 10th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Talented, athletic student, 22, prescribed Lexapro for back pain commits suicide a week after discontinuing it. "Expert" denies drug was a factor.
Man found guilty in wife’s stabbing — (The Oregonian)Wednesday, April 28th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Man on amitriptyline and pain meds has a fit of rage during which he stabs his wife nine times in front of their kids.
Family blames depression in murder-suicide — (KGW.com)Wednesday, February 25th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Man whose wife left him tries to "straighten himself out" by taking antidepressants, but instead ends up killing wife and himself.
Judge finds Damascus killer guilty except for insanity — (The Oregonian)Saturday, January 3rd, 2004SSRI Ed note: Paranoid Vietnam Vet on antidepressants and other meds shoots and kills young woman.
The Tragic Death of my Friend of 25 Years Due to Prozac — (Drugawareness.org)Sunday, October 12th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac is warned about SSRI dangers by friend, but takes it and commits suicide.
Tragic end to search for missing Grants Pass teenager — (FOX 12 Oregon)Friday, January 31st, 2003SSRI Ed note: 17-year old takes antidepressants, commits suicide
Trial date set in Silverton death — (Statesman Journal)Tuesday, February 29th, 2000
Kids’ use of Prozac debated — (Statesman Journal)Monday, January 25th, 1999
Man who said he killed his mother pleads not guilty — (Portland Press Herald)Thursday, October 29th, 1998
Teen jailed after Oregon high school shooting spree — (CNN)Thursday, May 21st, 1998SSRI Ed note: Teen, 15, taking or withdrawing from Prozac brings a gun to school, kills fellow student and wounds 23 others. Paranoid schizophrenia blamed.
TESTIMONY GIVEN AT MOTHER’S BAIL HEARING — (The Oregonian)Wednesday, July 30th, 1997
LOSING THE GAMBLE — (The Oregonian)Friday, July 28th, 1995SSRI Ed note: Young man with supportive family, gambling problem seeks medical help, gets Prozac instead, dies by suicide.
Man Sues Lincoln County, CSD, State Over Son’s Gunshot Death — (The Oregonian)Saturday, March 23rd, 1991SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressant shoots and kills her toddler and herself. Estranged father blames mental illness, sues state for failing to protect child.
Mark Rothko — (Art Experts)Wednesday, February 25th, 1970SSRI Ed note: Artist on antidepressant abuses his health, ultimately dies violently by suicide from combination of overdose and razor.