In the Crosshairs: Chris Kyle, a decorated sniper, tried to help a troubled veteran. The result was tragic — (The New Yorker)Monday, June 3rd, 2013SSRI Ed note: Veteran on prescription drug cocktail including antidepressants shoots American hero.
Unsaid Issue Behind Veteran’s Rising Suicide Rate Is Shame Based Guilt — (Veterans Today)Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
Baffling Rise in Suicides Plagues the U.S. Military — (New York Times)Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
Difficult days preceded Iraq killings, witnesses testify — (The Olympian)Thursday, May 9th, 2013SSRI Ed note: Man given antidepressant by army psychiatrist goes berserk and kills 5 people the next day. PTSD is blamed.
Prescribed Drugs 'To Blame Over Spate Of Violence Among US Soldiers' — (The Telegraph)Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
Beloved veteran saved many, but couldn’t escape own demons — (Yakima Herald)Sunday, March 17th, 2013SSRI Ed note: Army psychologist takes antidepressants, becomes suicidal, personality change, develops marriage problems, dies by suicide.
Denton Musician Richard Haskins Attempted to Rob a Bank. He Was Also My Friend — (Dallas Observer)Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
Expert testifies that pills, alcohol led soldier to kill — (Stars and Stripes)Wednesday, December 12th, 2012SSRI Ed note: Soldier on Celexa drinks alcohol, viciously stabs and strangles fellow soldier to death for no reason as she sleeps
Army mom: Military suicides ‘out of control’ — (Army Times)Sunday, November 25th, 2012
Sub arsonist wanted to leave work early — (Portland Press Herald)Friday, November 9th, 2012
Health Canada tight-lipped on Champix suicides — (Toronto Star)Thursday, October 4th, 2012
Greg Matters, RCMP Shooting Victim, Was Veteran With PTSD — (Huffpost British Columbia)Thursday, September 13th, 2012SSRI Ed note: Soldier being treated (means drugged with antidepressants, antipsychotics) engages in confrontation with police, is shot and killed. Family does not understand.
Military hopes antidepressant nasal spray will prevent suicides — (NBC News)Monday, August 27th, 2012
Causes of deaths released in murder-suicide — (The Topeka Capital-Journal)Tuesday, June 19th, 2012SSRI Ed note: Retired veteran taking antidepressants, in divorce proceedings, murders wife, kills himself.
Jury rejects 'Zoloft' defense, finds ex-detective guilty of rape — (Los Angeles Times)Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
Couple continues battle after soldier son’s PTSD treatment-related death — (Charleston Gazette Mail)Monday, May 28th, 2012SSRI Ed note: Soldier prescribed 1500 mg of Seroquel for sleeplessness on top of Klonapin and Paxil dies in sleep, one of several veterans to suffer sudden death taking this prescribed medication.
Brain Ailments in Veterans Likened to Those in Athletes — (New York Times)Wednesday, May 16th, 2012SSRI Ed note: Iraq veteran suffers emotional problems, takes antidepressants, hangs himself. Researchers speculate C.T.E. a cause.
Army warns doctors against using certain drugs in PTSD treatment — (Veterans for Common Sense)Friday, April 27th, 2012
Citalopram and Nightmares — (Neuropsychiatry)Sunday, April 1st, 2012
Military Wives Rally Around Wife of Accused Afghanistan Shooter Robert Bales — (The Daily Beast)Thursday, March 22nd, 2012SSRI Ed note: Soldier taking Zoloft, steroids, and larium prescribed by army kills 16 Afghans, does not remember, has no idea why he did it, pleads guilty.
Inquest hears of Dorset soldier's suicide — (Daily Echo)Saturday, March 17th, 2012
Army failed my soldier son over breakdown, claims father — (The Telegraph)Saturday, February 25th, 2012
Navy lieutenant killed herself aboard warship after senior officer called her ‘sweetheart’ — (Daily Mail)Wednesday, December 14th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Naval Officer on amitriptyline commits suicide after senior officer calls her "sweetheart" during cigarette break.
Mom remembers son who died at InfoCision Stadium — (Akron Beacon Journal)Saturday, November 5th, 2011
APNewsBreak: Suit claims VA negligent in suicide — (KnoxNews)Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
Adding Atypical to SSRIs of No Benefit for PTSD — (Medscape)Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
Attorney for suspect in double homicide raises possibility of PTSD — (The Denver Post)Friday, August 26th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Man on medication for PSTD participates in of two murders, other offenses.
Suicide casts long shadow after decade of war — (Activist Post)Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Friends, family coping with a hero's suicide — (New Hampshire Sunday News)Sunday, August 14th, 2011
Soldiers: Army: 18 Suicides Per Day: 40% on A/D's at Time of Suicide: No Figure on WithdrawalsWednesday, July 20th, 2011
Man details brother’s struggle with mental illness before Thursday’s fatal shooting by police — (The Syracuse Post-Standard)Saturday, May 7th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Isolated army vet on meds for decades stops them, becomes delusional, paranoid, points a pellet gun at police, is shot and killed. Mental illness blamed.
Soldier, A Woman Veteran of Iraq, Attempts to Kill SelfMonday, April 11th, 2011
War casualty on the home front: A poster boy for suicide prevention, Houstonian becomes another statistic — (The Houston Chronicle)Saturday, April 9th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Former marine recently prescribed antidepressant commits suicide, despite his own awareness-raising efforts about it.
Soldier Kills Self: Highest Rate of Suicide Ever in History Among Marine CorpsThursday, March 31st, 2011
Trauma of War — (Albuquerque Journal)Monday, February 28th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Veteran's Affairs kills another talented young soldier with polypharmacy: antidepressants, pain killers, tranquilizers, muscle relaxers.
Soldier faces international scrutiny, death penalty — (The Post Chronicle)Thursday, February 24th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Soldier sees 8 in his unit killed incl 2 friends, given Zoloft, Trazadone, becomes delusional, shoots prisoner, diagnosed schizophrenic, court marshalled.
Soldier: Woman Marine, 20 Years Old, Dies From Interaction of Zoloft With AlcoholTuesday, February 22nd, 2011
Update: Second day of sentencing phase in Hilton trial under way — (Tallahassee.com)Friday, February 18th, 2011
Soldier: Police Forced to Shoot Iraq War VeteranThursday, February 17th, 2011
For Some Troops, Powerful Drug Cocktails Have Deadly Results — (The New York Times)Sunday, February 13th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Soldier prescribed Celexa, Klonopin + Risperdal suffers withdrawal when meds are discontinued, starts again plus a 2nd A/D, oxycodone, Ativan, dies in sleep.
Soldiers: Guards, Reservists Never Deployed Killing Selves at Alarming RatesWednesday, January 19th, 2011
Military kids taking more psychiatric drugs — (Army Times)Monday, January 3rd, 2011
Soldier, Returned from Iraq, Is Shot in Hand by Police: Said his Med For Depression Didn't WorkSaturday, December 11th, 2010
Soldier Smashes ATM Machine: out of Character BehaviorThursday, December 9th, 2010
Soldier Attempts Suicide: Draws Smiley Face On Wall With his Own BloodWednesday, December 8th, 2010
KTLA SPECIAL REPORT: Fmr. Cop Accused Of Rape Blames Anti-Depressant Medication — (KTLA)Thursday, November 11th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft, neurontin drinks, kidnaps & rapes woman, has no recollection of events, is charged, drug defence rejected, dies by suicide. Wife realizes truth.
Soldier, Formerly in Northern Ireland, With Diagnosis of PTSD Kills HimselfMonday, November 8th, 2010