Archive for Tennessee (TN)

Naomi Judd Opens Up About Battle With ‘Life-Threatening’ Depression — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Popular oountry singer, long-time user of every type of antidepressant, none help,, blames "treatment resistant" depression, dies by suicide.
He killed his mother — then sent his brother $250 for ‘damages,’ family says — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: "Severely depressed" man treated for severe depression, 2 suicide attempts, shoots, kills mother, close friend and self. Everyone baffled.
Tennessee sheriff: Decatur slaying suspect taken for psychiatric treatment earlier this month — (The Decatur Daily)
SSRI Ed note: Diagnosed [read: history with psych drugs] woman speeds, gets "treatment", becomes worse, starts acting "crazy" kills husband, charged with homicide.
Witnesses describe chaos at Scott County concert where man was killed — (6abc
SSRI Ed note: Food truck vendor at concert, on Xanax + antidepressant + alcohol, drives SUV into crowd, injuring many, killing one.
Alleged Chattanooga Shooter’s Family Says He Suffered From Depression — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Chattanooga shooter not a jihadist, just a young man taking too many drugs. Family says this is not the son they always knew, are shocked.
UPDATE: Autopsy report shows man in murder/suicide had several drugs in his system — (WRCBtv)
SSRI Ed note: Man on 2 antidepressants and marijuana kills his girlfriend, their dog and himself.
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)
Rob Bironas had .218 blood alcohol, report says — (The Tennesean)
SSRI Ed note: Titans kicker taking Valium uncharacteristically drinks alcohol and drives, has fatal accident.
Son learns to forgive mother who had father killed — (The Post and Courier)
Autopsy finds bad heart, antidepressant killed “Low Tax” Looper — (Knox News)
Saint Thomas Sued In Death Of Teen Who Took Prozac, Other Meds — (The Tennessean)
APNewsBreak: Suit claims VA negligent in suicide — (KnoxNews)
Girl recalls screams of ‘She’s dead!’, Jury hears tape about toddler death — (The Tennessean)
Witness says Merritt ‘was on a mission’ in bar slaying — (The Knoxville News Sentinel)
SSRI Ed note: Man on cocktail of psych drugs including Lexapro, Wellbutrin, gets into a fight at a bar, shoots and kills a man and cuts and chews a piece of flesh. Gets life.
Man Kills his Wife: One Week Withdrawal From Zoloft
Randy Graybeal takes witness stand — (Bristol Herald Courier)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Pristiq kills his wife for being unfaithful, attempts suicide, denies premeditation. Charged w 1st degree murder, convicted voluntary manslaughter.
State High Court Upholds Death Sentence For Triple Homicide At TDOT Facility — (The Chattanoogan)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Celexa, Xanax, shoots and kills his estranged wife, 2 other employees at her workplace. Gets 3 death sentences.
Man Threatens Police With Knife: Shot Dead by Police
Firefighter With his Child in Car Arrested For DUI
Teen’s hanging in juvenile detention facility being probed — (Knoxville News Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Divorced mom thinks locking up her 15-yr-old and drugging him will help solve his drug problem. Instead it makes him suicidal and he hangs himself.
Two Men Die By Suicide in Small Town On Same Day
Woman Enters High School: Acts Strangely and Knocks Over Teacher: Possible Alcohol Also Involved
19 Year Old Arrested For Stalking
Man Shoots Five Times: Then Gun Jammed: One Child Injured
Father With Two Children in Car Drives Erratically: Hits Two Cars: Swerves on Road
Songwriter Knifes Friend: He Dies From Heart Attack: Alcohol Also Involved
59 Year Old Brother Kills his Sister and Her Boyfriend
35 Year Old Man Pulled From River: Probable Suicide
Attorney Bizarrely Fakes his Own Death: Sentenced to 5 Years Probation
Neglect charges pending against mother—(The Murfreesboro Post)
Dolly Cox pleads guilty in drunken-driving accident that killed firefighter—(The Commercial Appeal)
Pilot of Crashed Planed Was Taking Celexa—(
Body found in Duck River—(Daily Herald)
Deputies Had Encountered Suspect Prior to Bomb Scare—(
SSRI Ed note: Man on Effexor, Klonopin and Trileptal, drugged since a teen, has serious mood problems, fixation with bombs and lack of coping ability.
Erin McLean: ‘It was a huge mistake’: In an exclusive interview, Erin McLean tells her side of a tragic story — (Knoxville News Sentinel)
SSRI Ed note: Young father struggling with vatious challenges is prescribed Lexapro, he shoots and kills a man he thinks is having an affair with his wife shortly after.
FBI: deputy shooting suspect may be in East Tenn. — (6ABC WATE)
SSRI Ed note: Veteran on Zoloft shoots 2 deputies, killing one.
Belle Meade Couple allegedly stabbed By 14 Year Old Son — (WZTV)
SSRI Ed note: Teen prescribed antidepressants stabs his parents in the night.
Assistant DA Pleads Guilty To DUI — (Supra)
SSRI Ed note: Assistant D.A. takes too much of his prescribed antidepressant, drives, causes accident, charged with impaired driving.
State of Tennesseev. Warner Conrad Bias — (Court of Criminal Appeals Of Tennessee At Knoxville)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Lexapro and a neuroleptic is paranoid, threatens spouse, murders her, sets the house on fire, is arrested driving erraticly. Gets life, appeal fails.
St. Paul soldier’s blended family shattered by horrors of war — (The Star Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Happily married soldier on antidepressants and sleep meds has insomnia, worries about redeployment, dies by suicide in Iraq.
Despite PTSD, fallen soldier was determined to return to Iraq — (Rocky Mountain News)
SSRI Ed note: Army man suffers thought disturbance on antidepressants, tells father about issue, dies by suicide. His wife recognizes antidepressants as cause.
Possible Motive Revealed in Deaths of Chattanooga Couple — (WDEF)
SSRI Ed note: Man stops taking his medication for depression, kills wife and himself.
 Maury County Student Brings Gun To School — (
SSRI Ed note: Teen on Zoloft brings gun to school, police alerted
SSRI Ed note: Antidepressant causes young mum taking it for postpartum depression to pass out, drop baby who is injured. Custody of her children is threatened.
State Rep. Rob Briley charged with DUI, evading arrest — (The Leaf-Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: House Judiciary Chairman takes Cymbalta, drinks, drives impaired, speeds, resists arrest and damages police property.
Bomb-threat doctor may be detained — (The Seattle Times)
SSRI Ed note: Doctor on Effexor misses flight, calls in bomb threat, flight diverted.
 Top Army Recruiter Says ‘Enough is Enough’ — (News Channel 5)
SSRI Ed note: Young army recruit hooked on antidepressants kills himself during basic training.
Threats jolt two Rutherford schools — (Daily News Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Boy on Wellbutrin threatens classmates. Virginia Tech massacre blamed.