Archive for United Kingdom

Staffordshire mum who tragically killed herself found dead by her sister, inquest hears — (The Birmingham Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Trainee nurse given antidepressants by GP loses job, has relationship problems, dies by suicide.
Thomas Schreiber found guilty of murdering Sir Richard Sutton — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Man with "major depressive disorder" drifts through life, resentful and critical, during lockdown snaps, murders step dad and almost kills his mom.
Whitworth father-of-two found dead by his children — (Lancashire Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking antidepressants on and off, dies by suicide a few days after starting them again.
Husband struggling with mental health strangled wife to death and then took his own life — (The World News)
SSRI Ed note: Man put on antidepressants by GP kills himself and wife 2 1/2 weeks later, the violence apparently triggered by death of their beloved cat.
Darwen: Inquest rules 37-year-old’s death caused by suicide — (The Lancashire Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Man with drug, alcohol problems is suicidal, paranoid,, given anti-depressants (drugs), after which he commits suicide. Coroner fails to spot problem.
EXCLUSIVE: Ibiza promoter killed his mother then took his own life in custody — (The Jewish Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Popular DJ hospitalized for depression, released (i.e. on antidepressants) kills his mother, tries to overdose, taken back to hospital, kills himself.
Ex-boyfriend ‘strangled former partner to death in front of her son, 3, after she started seeing another man’ — (247 News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants brags in pub that he will murder his ex. 2 days later he stabs her to death in front of her 3-yr-old.
Successful businesswoman, 37, killed herself with accidental overdose of anti-anxiety pills — (The World News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants, anti-anxiety meds has suicidal thoughts, gets in arguments by text in middle of night, takes fatal overdose.
Tragedy of mum who took her own life after lockdown left her isolated and scared to go outside — (Manchester Evening News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman who takes antidepressants since relationship breakdown becomes apathetic, fearful, suicidal, makes 2 suicide attempts, 2nd succeeds. COVID blamed.
POLE STAR TORMENT:British pole-dancing champion, 27, hanged herself after struggling during lockdown — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Talented young dancer takes antidepressants, dies by suicide during lockdown.
Man, 56, suffering from tinnitus took his own life on walk to ‘build trust’ with wife — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Retiree with busy social life is prescribed antidepressants, dose is increased and he dies by suicide several days later.
Tragic Barnsley teenager who took her own life ‘did not mean to die’ inquest hears — (Yorkshire Live)
SSRI Ed note: Teen taking antidepressants, other meds abuses alcohol, attempts suicide, physician up dosage, she dies by suicide.
Inquest hears killer mum Samantha Ford had suicidal thoughts but was ‘calmer and more focused’ days before she drowned twins — (KentOnline)
SSRI Ed note: Mum prescribed mirtazapine by GP has personality changes, attempts suicide, drowns 23-month-old twins. Nobody saw it coming. Gets 10 yrs in jail.
Grieving mother feels her transgender daughter was ‘let down’ by mental health services in Bristol — (The Bristol Post)
SSRI Ed note: Young trans woman prescribed antidepressants is suicidal, she wants DBT but not available, goes through gender reassignment, dies by suicide.
Mother, 19, killed herself and her two-year-old son two weeks after breaking up with the boy’s 17-year-old father, inquest hears — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Loving young mom breaks up with partner, takes sertraline, stops taking the meds (reason unclear), kills herself and toddler son.
Dylan Freeman inquest hears mother called friend to admit killing — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Loving mom of disabled boy prescribed antidepressants, she becomes psychotic, kills him shortly after, confined to hospital. COVID lockdown blamed, not meds.
Doctor said he had difficulty talking to mum of suicide victim Sophie Parkinson — (The Born and Dundee Evening Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: GP prescribes anxious youngster antidepressants, doesn't tell her mum the pills can cause suicidality, respects patient confidentiality, she dies by suicide.
Caroline Flack left note for Lewis Burton ‘hoping they could find harmony’ before taking own life — (Metro U.K.)
SSRI Ed note: TV star on citalopram assaults and injures boyfriend, is charged, diazepam, zopiclone added, she hangs herself before court appearance.
Loving husband and father died after tragic mental health battle — (Devon Live)
SSRI Ed note: Long-time user of antidepressants feels depressed, suicidal (so obviously meds don't work), tried to reduce drug causing headaches, dies by suicide.
Depressed dad, 47, who lost IT job due to coronavirus pandemic takes his own life — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Man loses job in pandemic, is prescribed antidepressant, he appears to be fine but dies by suicide with no warning. Meds not suspected.
Enraged husband choked wife to death then hung himself while two-year-old son slept in cot — (The Daily Record)
SSRI Ed note: Man gets medication for anxiety, argues with wife, marriage breaks down, he kills her and hangs himself. In-law troubles blamed.
WHY WAS HE FREE? Reading terror suspect Khairi Saadallah released from mental hospital days before attack after severe psychotic episode — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed with depression and treated by mental health unit deteriorates, experiences psychosis, stabs and kills 3. Terrorism, street drugs blamed.
Barrow man Paul Joseph Smith had ‘potentially lethal’ concentration of antidepressants in system — (The Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking 2 antidepressants is suicidal, has friend over, they drink too much, he dies of overdose, coroner rules suicide.
Man, 35, was found by royal protection officers in grounds of Princess Anne’s country home after he threatened to stab her in series of 999 calls, court hears — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking psych meds suffers from violent thoughts, obsessed with stabbing Princess Anne, banned from park near her home.
‘Broken’ young man sent to A&E by GP as suicide risk was referred back to doctor and told to ‘work on self care’ – he was found dead days later — (Manchester Evening News)
SSRI Ed note: Successful young man put on antidepressants by GP, loses hope, motivation, becomes suicidal, mental health deteriorates, he dies by suicide. Nobody blames meds.
Chorley teenager took her own life after battling mental health problems since the age of seven — (The Lancashire Post)
SSRI Ed note: Teen prescribed antidepressants after break-up with boyfriend diagnosed with recurrent depression, has suicidal thoughts, hangs herself in woods.
‘Don’t hurt in silence’ Men urged to discuss mental health after 23-year-old ends own life — (The Derbyshire Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Young Dad has troubles with son's mom, feels down, threatens suicide, overdoses, gets new prescription for antidepressants, kills himself. Male stoicism blamed.
This Morning star Ruth Langsford’s sister took her own life after battle with depression — (Extra.ie)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants for years, depressed for years, dies by suicide.
Brighton Author And Jiu Jitsu Coach Marcus Trower Found Hanged — (The Argus)
SSRI Ed note: GP with no understanding that antidepressants can cause suicidality prescribes them to patient who becomes "subdued", hangs himself.
Mental health prescriptions rising fastest in 10-14-year-old Scots — (The Herald Scotland)
SSRI Ed note: Significant increases in prescriptions of psych drugs - sedatives, antidepressants, antipsychotics to Scottish kids since 2009,, thanks to drug co. marketing.
Medication made mother an addict’- family of woman who died by suicide — (Irish Examiner)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on sleeping pills, antidepressants and opiates (no physical cause for pain) becomes addicted, inactive, dies by suicide.
GHD hair straighteners founder killed himself after ‘fearing bankruptcy’ — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Entrepreneur prescribed antidepressants for anxiety deteriorates rapidly, dies by suicide. Wife unprepared for effects of drug. Worth £50M, fears bankruptcy.
Heartbroken dad killed himself after getting embroiled in bitter tug-of-love battle over his five-year-old daughter — (The Manchester Evening News)
SSRI Ed note: Separated young man with construction business separates from partner, takes antidepressants, attempts suicide, may have discontinued (or not), dies by suicide.
Fund launched in memory of Durham University student who took her own life — (The Northern Echo)
SSRI Ed note: Popular, happy young woman given medication for anxiety, attempts suicide and later hangs herself. Everyone shocked and baffled.
Mother with post-natal depression admits smothering three-month-old baby to death — (The Evening Standard)
SSRI Ed note: Woman has "mild" postpartum reaction, given antidepressants, smothers her 3-month old daughter. Mental illness blamed.
Mother with post-natal depression admits smothering three-month-old baby to death — (The Evening Standard)
SSRI Ed note: New mom diagnosed PPD, prescribed antidepressant, becomes suicidal, overdoses, serious thought disturbance, kills baby to "stop her suffering", baby was fine.
New health alert over antidepressants as study finds a ‘rare but serious’ risk of suicide for patients on pills — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: 2019 Study "discovers" what 20+ yrs of research clearly shows - people on SSRI antidepressants are 2.5 times more likely than others to attempt suicide.
Tyrone musician suffered bad reaction to antidepressant, inquest is told — (Belfast Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: GP prescribed drugs known risk of causing suicidality, especially in combination, to musician. GP clearly unaware of issue, man dies by suicide.
GP ‘did not follow guidance’ for suicidal Bristol University student — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Physics student given antidepressants for anxiety dies by suicide. Lack of follow-up appointment blamed.
Brighton student took her own life two days after taking Xanax and Ketamine — (The Sussex Tab)
SSRI Ed note: Popular, gifted student takes Xanax and ketamine, suffers extreme mood change, dies by suicide, coroner records open verdict.
‘She just wanted to be a mum…’ – Tragedy of carer Steph, 34, who was battling demons of postnatal depression when she plunged to her death off A50 bridge — (The Stoke Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Baby of happy new mom is colicky, she is diagnosed with postnatal depression, given medication. She dies of suicide from jumping. Everyone shocked.
Film director, 43, who worked with an Oscar-nominee hanged himself shortly after the birth of his baby daughter after work pressures added to his battle with depression — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Acclaimed film director on antidepressants, becomes anxious, suicidal. Meds no help for 6 yrs, he dies by suicide. Heredity blamed.
Police negotiator took his own life on Christmas Eve — (The Shropshire Star)
SSRI Ed note: Recently promoted, "hard working & enthusiastic" policeman on antidepressants drinks, write suicide note and hangs himself. PTSD blamed.
A&E turned away man who then killed himself and wife, inquest told — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: GP gives man antidepressants, he does not want to keep taking them, has psychotic episode, kills wife and self. Med non-compliance blamed. Role of AD ignored.
Family fears one of UK’s most commonly prescribed anti-depressant drugs stopped their 24-year-old son’s heart beating amid concerns it could harm others — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Two young people taking sertraline suffer sudden death, doctors suspect drug but coroners record deaths as from natural causes.
Heartbreaking suicide note of mum-of-four who died in post natal depression tragedy — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed citalopram after birth of 4th child subsequently splits with partner, attempts suicide, later hangs herself.
Teacher who told kids ‘believe in yourself’ hanged herself after low self esteem — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Popular, talented teacher put on Celexa by GP, a year later she hangs herself, coroner questions intent since no history, decides not a suicide.
Tragic dad’s final phone call to wife before walking into traffic on M62 — (The Hull Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: GP prescribes antidepressants for suicidal man, he takes them, later kills himself. Coroner notes "neither drugs or alcohol played a part in his death". Really?
Teen, 15, found hanged at home after telling family ‘I’d rather die than eat’ while flushing meals down the toilet — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on Prozac for eating disorder stops eating, dosage upped instead of consult, she hangs herself.
Mentally ill man allegedly stabbed shopper to death after ‘exchanging words’ outside store — (Devon Live)
SSRI Ed note: Happily married man gets mental health treatment, condition deteriorates, stops medication, suffers delusions, stabs stranger to death. Mental illness blamed.