Archive for Virginia (VA)

Matthew Bernard, suspect in Blake Bivens family killings, put on suicide watch — (New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Young man "battling mental health issues" becomes psychotic, murders 3, runs naked while resisting arrest. Akathisia?
Noera Ayaz fought against domestic violence, then apparently killed her sons and herself. Her family struggles to understand why — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Perfect mom, attorney, charity supporter takes antidepressants, husband notices worrying changes, kills 2 sons, self. Family in disbelief, meds not suspected.
‘I want it to stop’. At 15, Ruben Urbina couldn’t bear his depression and anxiety anymore. So he called police with a chilling threat — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Promising student on antipsychotics, antidepressants has suicidal thoughts, self-harms, attempts suicide, is killed by police who claim shooting justified.
Chelsea Manning ‘rushed to hospital after trying to take own life’ — (MSN)
SSRI Ed note: Private held in isolation on suspicion of leaking information, sentenced to 35 years, changes gender, fed antidepressants, attempts suicide.
Woman charged in teen’s death says she, too, was bullied — (The Canton Repository)
SSRI Ed note: College student teen taking Prozac for anxiety due to bullying plans the kidnapping and murder of a 13-yr-old girl.
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)
When does “Not guilty by reason of insanity” apply? — (The Virginian-Pilot)
SSRI Ed note: Woman with new baby is prescribed Zoloft, becomes psychotic, "hormones" get the blame
MacInnis to serve 38 years for shooting at New River mall — (The Roanoke Times)
SSRI Ed note: Mall shooter, fan of school shootings while on psych meds stops them, 3 months later shoots people at local mall. Guns & mental illness blamed. Gets 38 yrs.
Suicide ruled in plane crash — (Fredericksburg Free Lance Star)
Beach Police say ‘crushed powder’ found on children’s food — (News Channel 3)
Father, son who died in plane crash laid to rest — (Stafford County Sun)
Pilot's Last Words before Fatal Crash Help Investigation — (
Woman gets jail time for kicking police officer — (Franklin News-Post)
Dela Rosa statement played for jury in toddler death case — (Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Mom in antidepressant withdrawal kills her daughter by throwing her off a 44-foot walkway.
SWAT team arrests man after three-hour standoff in Hockinson — (The Columbian)
Now Antidepressant-Induced Chronic Depression Has a Name: Tardive Dysphoria — (Psychology Today)
SSRI Ed note: Research reveals that while antidepressants help some in the very short term, over time they worsen depression, turning it into chronic "tardive dysphoria".
Woman, A School Teacher, Kills Husband, a Law Enforcement Veteran: Has No Memory of It
One Death, Two Stories: Jail officials, family relate different stories surrounding inmate death — (Fredericksburg Patch)
18 Year Old Kills Self: Covered by FDA Black Box Warning for Suicidality
Award Winning Virginia Tech Student Assaults Police: Creates Mayhem
Woman Lets 11 Year Old Girl Drive her Car: Says She Was On Wrong Med For Depression
Richmond Man Murders Co-Worker: Holds Family Hostage: Attempts Suicide
**Teen Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison For Columbine Style Plot
Prescription Drugs Associated with Reports of Violence Towards Others [SSRI’s among highest] — (PLoS)
Woman Charged With Child Endangerment: Took Paxil, One Ambien & a Glass of Wine, A Dangerous Combo
Tale of Woe: The death of the VQR's Kevin Morrissey — (The Hook)
Man Kills Friend at Bus Stop: Several Weeks Withdrawal
Woman Give 82 Year Old Father Zoloft For Which He Did Not Have Prescription
Woman Runs Her Car Into Another Woman: Charged With First-Degree Murder
16 Year Old Girl Commits Suicide
Mother Burns Child on Hot Stove: Believed to Be Deliberate
VERDICT: Wilkins guilty of manslaughter — (The News Virginian)
Woman Gets 6 Years in Prison: No Alcohol Involved: Took Large Dose of Depression Med
Woman Who Was Missing Found Dead in Lake: Had Memory Loss on Med
Man On Prozac Kills Himself with Overdose of Prozac Only
Senior in High School Theatens to Kill 4 Classmates: Facebook Involved: Bail Denied
Woman, 83 Years Old, Kills Herself
Soldier Dies in His Sleep from Respiratory Arrest Caused by Depression Med & Painkiller
Soldier Dies in His Sleep from Respiratory Arrest Caused by Depression Med & Painkiller
JetBlue manager sentenced to 3 years for embezzling — (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
SSRI Ed note: Woman, formerly of "high moral character" takes Zoloft, embezzles money from employer for 2 years, gets 100 years in prison. Mental illness defense fails.
Manassas woman suffered fractured skull, broken neck—(INSIDE NOVA)
Police Shoot and Kill Mentally Ill Man after Attack—(
Missing Family Found in Fluvanna County—(
After Change in Prescription for Depression, Man Burns Himself to Death—(Inside Nova)
The Last Tour – A decorated marine’s war within — (The New Yorker)
SSRI Ed note: Brothers, one a decorated veteran marine, on trazodone and Zoloft for PTSD, die by suicide.
Hospital fails to comply with medicare regulations, woman dies by suicide there — (WSLS 10 News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman addicted to prescription medications goes to hospital for help, given antidepressants, attempts suicide, later succeeds.
Man to serve life in attack on ex-girlfriend — (The Richmond Times-Dispatch)
SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from antidepressant attacks girlfriend with machete, injures her badly, is charged, receives life sentence.
Rainy Vigil Remembers Teen Allegedly Shot by Police — (The Huntington News)
SSRI Ed note: Young man on Zoloft somhow ends up in neighbourhood chase with police, is shot and killed.