Archive for Wales

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.
Scientist killed himself after suffering male postnatal depression, former wife claims — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Man "depressed" after birth of son, major move is put on "right medication", marriage falls apart, he commits suicide. Lucky it wasn't the wrong medication!
Scientist killed himself after suffering male postnatal depression, former wife claims — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Researcher starts antidepressants after move, marriage breaks down, he becomes suicidal and kills himself. Ex-wife blames post-natal depression.
Launceston father and child sex abuse victim stabbed himself after refusing medication and counselling
SSRI Ed note: Man taking medication for anxiety stabs himself to death in front of parents.
Revealed: Finsbury Park terror suspect was sent to rehab for drink and drugs addictions as his sister claims he stole wallet from their blind great granddad — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Finsbury Park terror suspect revealed as devoted father, troubled man, suicidal after splitting with long-time partner and taking antidepressants.
Coroner records narrative verdict on Caernarfon schoolgirl who jumped from Menai Bridge — (News North Wales)
SSRI Ed note: Schoolgirl released from mental health unit dies by suicide jumping from bridge, coroner reaches a non-suicide verdict.
Cardiff student who died from drug overdose was suffering from exam pressures, inquest hears — (Wales Online)
SSRI Ed note: "Bright, happy" biochemistry student feels depressed, gets antidepressants, becomes worse, dies by suicide. Exam pressures blamed.
Nigel Henderson stabbed wife Stacey Henderson to death in Chepstow after she began divorce proceedings, inquest hears — (South Wales Argus)
SSRI Ed note: "Depressive" with history of suicide attempts by overdose stabs and kills his wife and himself when she tells him she wants a divorce.
Drug overdose deaths in England and Wales highest since records began — (International Business Times)
SSRI Ed note: The tally will not count the many antidepressant deaths not identified as such.
Inquest into death of Newport dad and Argus worker— (South Wales Argus)
SSRI Ed note: Man on sertraline drinks, drowns in river in mysterious circumstances.
I won’t be long behind you’: The heartbreaking story of a loving husband who died just hours after his beloved wife — (Wales Online)
SSRI Ed note: Sertraline causes 2 deaths - Mrx Cross dies from the drug combined with pain meds, her husband Adrian cannot bear that she is gone, dies by suicide.
North Wales man who died after being hit by train had history of depression — (Daily Post)
Cancer patient Neil Jones took his own life, coroner concludes — (BBC News)
Depressed OAP hanged himself — (Carmarthen Journal)
St Columb mother took her own life after rape allegations — (Cornish Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on medication for anxiety attempts suicide, then tries again and succeeds, Memories of sexual abuse blamed.
‘I Love You’: What Father Of Two Shouted Before Shooting His Wife And Later Hanging Himself Over Her ‘Affair With Solicitor’ — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking steroids and anti-depressants which make him "violent and unpredictable" shoots his wife at her salon then hangs himself in the woods.
Gower College Swansea worker Nigel Grove, 46, took his own life, an inquest finds — (South Wales Evening Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man "depressed" over joint pain given antidepressants, he becomes suicidal and hangs himself.
Bridger ‘liar, fantasist and killer’ — (Cardiff Local Guide)
Woman who hanged herself five days after being groped had not been asked about her emotional state when sexual assault counsellors assessed her — (Daily Mail)
Partner's tribute to Llangennech man after tragic drug and alcohol death — (Llanelli Star)
Resolven woman damaged £2,000 of former partner's property in New Year arson attack — (Llanelli Star)
Debt fear triggered overdose of St Austell man Kenneth Isted — (Cornish Guardian)
North Wales mum took own life after stuggling to cope with death of son — (North Wales Daily Post)
Llangollen aqueduct fall woman had been depressed — (The Leader)
Mental Illness in Homicide-Suicide: A Review — (Journal of the American Acadamy of Psychiatry and the Law)
SSRI Ed note: 30 studies reviewed, find mental illness a factor in 2,431 murder-suicides, mostly depression. Meds an obvious confounding variable not noticed by researchers.
Woman hit man with saucepan in street attack — (Llanelli Star)
TV presenter Fiona Phillips opens her heart over fear of Alzheimer's after parents' deaths — (Daily Record)
Coincidence a fine thing — (DavidHealy.org)
Chepstow man stabbed friend over fling claim — (South Wales Argus)
Man Deliberately Damages Friend's Computer — (The Cornishman)
Ex-miner jailed for 41 years for stabbing wife to death in argument over cup of tea — (Wales Online)
SSRI Ed note: It was not finding his neighbour that changed Mr. Evans, it was the drugs they gave him after.
Woman Kills Self After Change in Medication to Effexor
Woman ‘shot husband before drowning herself’ — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Wife in "inseparable" couple, happily married 40 years, prescribed antidepressants after father's death, kills husband and herself.
17 Year Old Hangs Himself
Man Becomes Paranoid on A/D's & Rips Security Cameras From Neighbor's Walls
Woman Weans Herself Off A/D Meds Taken For Years: Feels Much Better
Police Officer Abused Force Records to Pester Someone
Man Beats Two Women
Man Leaps Onto Track at Burry Port Railway Station: Verdict of Suicide
Son Finds Body of Father Who Hanged Himself
24 Year Old Kills Self: Became More Emotional When Combining Depression Med with Alcohol
Woman Smashes Man's Face with Glass
Woman Smashes Man’s Face with Glass
Belonging actress hanged herself during bout of depression — (Wales Online)
SSRI Ed note: "Happy-go-lucky" woman, fed antidepressants as teen, no longer manage without them, hangs herself. Coroner decides not suicide.
Briton who strangled wife in his sleep walks free; Man ‘had nightmare about burglar and woke to find he had strangled wife’ — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants has sleep disorder, stops taking medication for holiday with wife, murders her in his sleep.
Son found decapitated was ‘lonely inside’ — (Wales Online)
SSRI Ed note: Law abiding, loving father takes antidepressants, does something illegal, is charged, dies by suicide.
Debts drove pub landlord to suicide — (Wales Online)
SSRI Ed note: "Jolly" pub owner takes antidepressants, shoots, kills himself. Speaking to him shorty before, wife thought he has been drinking. He had not. Debt blamed.
Wrexham joiner’s fears had led him to suicide — (NorthWales News)
SSRI Ed note: Man stops taking all his meds including antidepressants, develops unjustified megative outlook, dies by suicide 3 weeks later.
Husband took wife’s car for ‘suicide bid’ — (Swansea Online)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants decides to kill himself in wife's car following argument, speeds down a mountainside, crashes into wall, lives, is charged.
Tragedy of Nicky Bach — (The Tivy-Side Advertiser)
SSRI Ed note: Young man, wheelchair-bound after accident, starts rehab, is given antidepressants, he dies by suicide shortly after. Nobody considers the meds a factor.