Archive for Wisconsin (WI)

A teen suicide: Parents raise awareness, classmates mourn, school pledges to keep fighting bullying — (Lacrosse Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, not depressed or suicidal, taking Prozac kills himself. Parents assume there was a reason, blame a 3-yr old minor bullying incident. Prozac not a suspect.
Wisconsin bridge shooter had long history of mental illness: report — (The Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Long-time user of antidepressants stops taking them, gets drunk, argues with girlfriend, shoots random people on bridge, killing 3, plus self.
Joseph Biegert Death Case Report — (Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation)
SSRI Ed note: Young man on several medications lives alone, is killed in altercation with the police when they come to check on him.
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.
Wisconsin teen shot dead by police had anxiety and depression, files show — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed and anxious teen, 19, on Xanax and illegal drugs acts strangely, is shot and killed by police.
Fish on Prozac become angry, aggressive and KILL their mates, new study finds — (Daily Mail)
Burlington-area woman faces drug charges in wake of collision — (The Journal-Times)
Woman Tries to Kill 4 Kids, Self — (TODAY’S TJM4)
Parents say their efforts to get help were dismissed by health, law officials — (Journal Sentinel)
Father changes pleas to guilty but insane in killings of 3 daughters in Wisconsin — (Fox News) Aaron Schaffhausen sentenced to life in prison without release — (Star Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Celexa, other antidepressants sometimes drinks making him "wierd", murders his 3 daughters, gets life in prison.
Former Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton admits she worked as an escort — (The Guelph Mercury)
SSRI Ed note: Olympic athlete takes Zoloft for depression, becomes Escort (prostitute), is careless about her identity. Brother died by suicide after quitting bipolar meds.
Mom charged with killing baby ‘heard voices,’ complaint says — (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
SSRI Ed note: Woman given Zoloft for post-partum depression becomes delusional and kills baby.
Alleged bank robber gave in to pressure — (Baraboo News Republic)
Woman Attacks Police Officers
Suicidal Man Has Stand-Off With Police: Nobody is Injured
Wife Callas Police: Husband Attempting Suicide: Man Shoots at Police: They Kill Him
Co-Ed Tries to Kill Herself: Her Age is Covered by FDA Black Box Warning For Suicidality
Shane Hawkins, 31, of Chippewa Falls is charged with first degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse — (
SSRI Ed note: Man's personality changes after he has an accident. Perhaps this is when he started the antidepressants he stopped just before murdering a teen.
Judge to Mediate Widow's Lawsuit Against Doctor Over Husband's Suicide
Sachdeva’s attorneys seek leniency — (Milwaukee Business Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Anxious binge shopper, VP Finance, takes Prozac, spending gets worse, she embezzles $34 million, caught, faces 20 years. Bipolar illness blamed.
Man Goes Berserk: Family Thinks Med is Responsible
Identities of Superior Shooting Victims Confirmed — (Source not Available)
Milwaukee Mayor Attacked by Man Withdrawing From Depression & Bipolar Meds
Grandfather Has Inappropriate Contact with Step-Granddaughter: 20 Year Sentence: Court of Appeals
16 Year Old Girl Blind & Unable to Walk After Suicide Attempt While On A/D's
Teen Blackmails Fellow High School Students into Bizarre Acts Through Facebook
Child Care Director On Trial: Innocent Until Proven Guilty: On Meds At Time: Trial Continues
Firefighter Taints his Wife’s Tea With Lexapro: Charged With Felony
Firefighter Taints his Wife's Tea With Lexapro: Charged With Felony
Wood could face expulsion — (The Journal-Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking Prozac has several DUI charges, one charge of impaired while only on prescription meds.
School Bus Driver Blacks Out & Crashes Into House: No Students on Board
School Bus Driver Blacks Out & Crashes Into House: No Students on Board
Court Denies Glaxco Preemption in Paxil Suicide Attempt
Ambien-fueled infidelity? Sleepwalking man claims no memory — (City Pages)
SSRI Ed note: Ambien in high dose or with antidepressant leads to sleepwalking, sexual activity, memory loss
Aircraft Incident/Accident Report Grantsburg, Wisconsin 54840 — (
Schmidt faces life sentence in shooting—(
Milwaukee police still have no leads in cases of missing men — (The Milwaukee Journal Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: 2 men, both on recent new antidepressant prescriptions, go missing. One clearly disoriented. Neither seen since since late 2008.
Web of Addiction: Unraveling the web of addiction to drugs — (The Herald Times)
SSRI Ed note: Teen gets into drinking and prescription meds early, steals others' meds, takes antidepressantws, benzos, painkillers. Becomes an addict. Tries to recover.
Marquette student works to de-stigmatize mental illness on campus — (jsonline)
SSRI Ed note: University Student with uneven emotions is given antidepressants for "bipolar disorder",. becomes suicidal, attempts suicide. He fights stigma, not meds.
DA: Dejected man wanted police to shoot him — (The Leader-Telegram)
SSRI Ed note: Man on alcohol control meds and 2 antidepressants gets into standoff, firing gun and initiating police chase. may have wanted police to shoot him.
Geske ordered to stand trial for fatal crash — (Green Bay Press Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Woman taking fluoxetine and venlafaxine drinks, races her car at 90 MPH, runs a light and crashes, killing 2 teens.
Ex-teacher sentenced for affair with boy — (Eau Claire and Chippewa Valley Leader-Telegram)
SSRI Ed note: Teacher on various medications for depression, bipolar, initiates sexual affair with student, 13. His parents find out, she is charged, loses job, reputation.
Son ‘freaked out’ before stabbing — (GazetteXtra)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants and sleeping pills (a Z drug? possibly zolpidem??) stabs his mother to death.
Yates murder convictions upheld: Appeals court throws out challenge — (Baraboo News Republic)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Cymbalta, other meds, suffering diagnosed but uncorrected serotonin syndrome kills his infant twins, is charged, convicted of murder. Meds not blamed.
Records: Woman said ‘voices’ told her to kill child — (Post-Crescent)
SSRI Ed note: Mother on antidepressants, anti-anxiety meds suffocates her beloved 2-yr-old son.
Bitter battle ends up in high court, Fremont widow seeks to retain home, property — (The Post-Crescent)
SSRI Ed note: Happily married farmer,prescribed Celexa, Doxepin, Xanax when wife takes an off-site job, becomes paranoid, vengeful, disinherits wife, dies by suicide.
Suicide note, loaded gun found in truck following accident — (FDL Reporter)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants writes suicide note, carries loaded gun, rolls his truck, survives.
Body of missing man found — (The Portage Daily Register)
SSRI Ed note: Happily married man, great Dad, on antidepressants disappears, shoots, kills himself while family searches.
Man charged with having 9 pounds of pot — (The Portage Daily Register)
SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from antidepressant expresses suicidal thoughts, threatens his friend with a gun.
Woman charged after standoff at home — (The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal-Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants builds up arsenal of ammunition, threatens suicide with gun, has stand-off with police.