Archive for Military / Veteran – Page 2

In the Crosshairs: Chris Kyle, a decorated sniper, tried to help a troubled veteran. The result was tragic — (The New Yorker)
SSRI 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)
Baffling Rise in Suicides Plagues the U.S. Military — (New York Times)
Difficult days preceded Iraq killings, witnesses testify — (The Olympian)
SSRI 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)
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.
Denton Musician Richard Haskins Attempted to Rob a Bank. He Was Also My Friend — (Dallas Observer)
Expert testifies that pills, alcohol led soldier to kill — (Stars and Stripes)
SSRI 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)
Sub arsonist wanted to leave work early — (Portland Press Herald)
Health Canada tight-lipped on Champix suicides — (Toronto Star)
Greg Matters, RCMP Shooting Victim, Was Veteran With PTSD — (Huffpost British Columbia)
SSRI 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)
Causes of deaths released in murder-suicide — (The Topeka Capital-Journal)
SSRI 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)
Couple continues battle after soldier son’s PTSD treatment-related death — (Charleston Gazette Mail)
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: Iraq veteran suffers emotional problems, takes antidepressants, hangs himself. Researchers speculate C.T.E. a cause.
Former Student Claims U.S. Naval Academy Had ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Rape Victims — (The Daily Beast)
Army warns doctors against using certain drugs in PTSD treatment — (Veterans for Common Sense)
Citalopram and Nightmares — (Neuropsychiatry)
Military Wives Rally Around Wife of Accused Afghanistan Shooter Robert Bales — (The Daily Beast)
SSRI 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)
Army failed my soldier son over breakdown, claims father — (The Telegraph)
Navy lieutenant killed herself aboard warship after senior officer called her ‘sweetheart’ — (Daily Mail)
SSRI 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)
APNewsBreak: Suit claims VA negligent in suicide — (KnoxNews)
Adding Atypical to SSRIs of No Benefit for PTSD — (Medscape)
Attorney for suspect in double homicide raises possibility of PTSD — (The Denver Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man on medication for PSTD participates in of two murders, other offenses.
Suicide casts long shadow after decade of war — (Activist Post)
Army vet with PTSD sought the treatment he needed by taking hostages – but got jail instead — (Stars and Stripes)
Friends, family coping with a hero’s suicide — (New Hampshire Sunday News)
SSRI Ed note: VA prescribes 3 antidepressants to vet suffering nightmares, he shoots and kills himself 2 days later. Nobody blames meds.
Warrior man arrested while nude, says deputies ordered him out after he had been in shower — (The Birmingham News)
Soldiers: Army: 18 Suicides Per Day: 40% on A/D's at Time of Suicide: No Figure on Withdrawals
Man details brother’s struggle with mental illness before Thursday’s fatal shooting by police — (The Syracuse Post-Standard)
SSRI 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 Self
War casualty on the home front: A poster boy for suicide prevention, Houstonian becomes another statistic — (The Houston Chronicle)
SSRI 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 Corps
Trauma of War — (Albuquerque Journal)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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 Alcohol
Update: Second day of sentencing phase in Hilton trial under way — (
Soldier: Police Forced to Shoot Iraq War Veteran
 For Some Troops, Powerful Drug Cocktails Have Deadly Results — (The New York Times)
SSRI 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 Rates
Soldier’s suicide a puzzle — (The Star Advertiser)
Military kids taking more psychiatric drugs — (Army Times)
Soldier, Returned from Iraq, Is Shot in Hand by Police: Said his Med For Depression Didn't Work
Soldier Smashes ATM Machine: out of Character Behavior
Soldier Attempts Suicide: Draws Smiley Face On Wall With his Own Blood
KTLA SPECIAL REPORT: Fmr. Cop Accused Of Rape Blames Anti-Depressant Medication — (KTLA)
SSRI 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.