Archive for Washington (WA)

Grieving family identifies 11-year-old allegedly murdered by older brother — (KIRO 7 News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds,"agitated" after call with psychiatrist, stabs beloved younger brother to death. Family stunned: "a side of him" they had never seen.
Murder suspect’s boyfriend turned her into police — (KXLY4 Spokane Coer d’Alene)
SSRI Ed note: Woman stops taking her medication for depression, anxiety (was unstable, suicidal on it) shoots, kills her ex's mum in front of daughter. Claims no memory.
With An Ex Behind Bars, A White Knight Learns He Can’t Save Everyone — (KNKX)
SSRI Ed note: Woman with troubled past taking Paxil murders a man, gets 30 years.
Treatment, supervision didn’t stop alleged shooter with a troubled past — (The Whidbey News-Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man drugged since childhood, on 2 stimulants and Prozac, shoots and kills 5 strangers in a mall.
Police: ‘Very lackadaisical’ driver charged in fatal crash had double dose of antidepressant in system — (The News Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Woman, 73, on antidepressants causes fatal crash, appears unconcerned.
Detectives: Olympia mom slashed her children’s throats because she wanted them to stop crying — (Q13 Fox)
SSRI Ed note: "Loving", "giving" mother on medication for postpartum depression has 2 glasses of wine and slits the throats of her 3 children. Alcohol is blamed.
Kent man faces vehicular homicide charge in October death of SeaTac woman — (Kent Reporter)
SSRI Ed note: Man's driving is impaired by Prozac, he runs red light and kills another driver.
For loved ones of family killed in murder-suicide, no making sense of deaths — (Tri-City Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Successful retired naval officer, takes zolpidem & antidepressant, kills himself and beloved wife and daughter. Everyone shocked. Depression blamed.
Tacoma-area man pleads guilty to strangling wife — (The News Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Man loses job, is prescribed antidepressants, attempts suicide, then kills wife so she won't suffer, tries suicide again. He is charged with murder.
Misty Upham: the tragic death and unscripted life of Hollywood’s rising star — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Native American actress dies tragically
Distraught people, Deadly results – Officers often lack the training to approach the mentally unstable, experts say — (Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 17, on depression medication since the age of 12, enters police station with knife, claims to have a gun, is shot by police. Other stories too.
How the US Mental Health System Makes Natives Sick and Suicidal — (
SSRI Ed note: IHS seeks to medicalize experience of colonization, lost autonomy, pretend it is depression treatable with SSRIs. Result is increase in suicides, worse health.
Puyallup pastor struck by DUI woman while biking to help the homeless has died — (Seattle Bike Blog)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressant runs a stop sign, fatally injuring a retired pastor.
Olympia woman pleads guilty in 2013 murder — (The Olympian)
Gaeta competent to stand trial for Jenise’s murder — (The Kitsap Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed teen starts antidepressants, "exhibits signs of mental illness", rapes, murders 6-yr-old girl, court decides he can be given psych meds by force.
Suspect in Seattle Pacific killing had well-documented demons — (The Seattle Times)
SSRI Ed note: "Funny, sociable, well-adjusted" man with alcohol problem quits drinking, takes Prozac and Risperdal for problems, shoots 4 at university, killing one.
Man gets 2 years for sending white powder letters — (The Seattle Times)
As more students face mental health issues, MSU strengthens support — (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: North American College students stressed, suicide rates rising with antidepressant use. But A/D use is the one factor never mentioned in suicide analyses.
Beloved veteran saved many, but couldn’t escape own demons — (Yakima Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Army psychologist takes antidepressants, becomes suicidal, personality change, develops marriage problems, dies by suicide.
Rainier man set to be sentenced for striking and killing pedestrian — (The Olympian)
Brutal murder prompts changes to mental health laws — (
SSRI Ed note: Two men, both on psych meds, one for depression and PTSD, one for schizophrenia, illustrate the irrationality of U.S. criminal court re: "mental illness".
Woman pleads guilty in Kirkland DUI vehicular homicide case — (KING 5 News)
Prosecutors: Gig Harbor market shooter intent on killing someone — (KOMO News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman, 20, on meds for "mental condition" has suicidal and violent thoughts, shoots 3 people at Gig Harbor grocery,
More evidence that depression (medication) hurts heart — (The Daily News)
Charges due today against suspect in Snohomish High knife attack— (Heraldnet)
If Only Love Could’ve Kept Him Alive…’ — (Waterland Blog)
Searchers find the body of missing Salmon Creek man — (The Columbian)
Son of author Debbie Macomber found dead — (Port Orchard Independent Reporter)
Westminster DUI Lawyer May is charged with DUI — (Wenatchee World)
SSRI Ed note: Man on clonazepam, Effexor and Trazodone causes serious car crash, cannot remember, behaves strangely.
Man Shoots & Kills Wife: Attempts Suicide
Woman, 45 Years Old, Commits Suicide: Had Toxic Levels of Prozac in her Body
Transient threatens to kill Longview police officers, booked for felony harassment — (Longview Daily News)
Father Abducts Son: Has Access to Weapons: Amber Alert: Child Found Safe
Tacoma man fatally shot by police was bipolar, father says — (The Seattle Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressant medication stops the meds, sees naturopath, med-free for 14 mos, becomes delusional, shot & killed by police. Mental illness blamed.
Police Shoot Man Who Had Gun Taped to His Hand Pointing It At Them
Doctor: ‘Drugs led Mustard to murder’ — (PNW Local News)
SSRI Ed note: Teen in nice family, prescribed ADD meds stops them, starts antidepressant, a month later stabs neighbour to death in a delirious frenzy, charged, incarcerated.
Former chief deputy coroner dozed off during DUI arrest, court documents allege — (Lewis County Sirens)
Former band teacher sentenced for sex with student — (The Columbian)
SSRI Ed note: Band teacher takes antidepressants, has sex with student, loses job, is charged, must register as sex offender.
Woman Kills Self: Husband Fights to Change HIPAA Statute
20 Year Old Coed Kills Self at University of Washington
Grandmother Kills 3 Family Members & Self: Also Possibly on an Antipsychotic
Postpartum: Mother Drowns 7 Month Old Twins
SSRI Ed note: Postpartumwoman on antidepressants attempts suicide, drowns her twins
Woman Makes Suicide Attempt: Helped With Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Woman Basketball Star Has Hallucinations Caused by Depression Med
18 Year Old Dies From a Combo Of Antidepressant & Tramadol, a Painkiller
College Student Viciously Bites Policeman
Woman Dies From Combo of Depression Med & Alcohol: High School Son Tries To Be Brave
Man Is Accused Ot Plotting to Kill Deputies
11 Year Old Girl Given A/D for Bedwetting: Becomes Agitated: Has Psychosis: Never Recovers
Three Month Old Dies in Car Crash: Perpetrator Gets 10 Years in Prison