Man, 56, suffering from tinnitus took his own life on walk to ‘build trust’ with wife — (The Mirror)Wednesday, February 17th, 2021SSRI Ed note: Retiree with busy social life is prescribed antidepressants, dose is increased and he dies by suicide several days later.
‘Dad would never hurt mom intentionally’: Toronto man, 82, apologizes for strangling Helen Fronczak, his wife of nearly 60 years — (Toronto Star)Friday, January 1st, 2021SSRI Ed note: Man given antidepressants after tragedy is withdrawn, lethargic, strangles beloved wife in fit of delirium, no memory after. Media sees domestic violence.
My Husband’s Suicide: Recognizing Predictors of Police Suicide — (In Public Safety)Friday, August 3rd, 2018SSRI Ed note: Wife of retired police officer who took medication for anxiety, stress which "made things worse", led to suicide, urges others to get "help" too.
Roger Self was a prominent businessman who had a background in law enforcement — (The Gaston Gazette)Sunday, May 20th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Devout christian/model citizen on antidepressant has personality change, drives car into restaurant family dinner, kills 2, injures 4. Mental illness blamed.
Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was prescribed anti-anxiety drug months before killing — (The Washington Examiner)Wednesday, October 4th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Ordinary, sane retired accountant on anti-anxiety meds shoots people at concert killing 59, dies by suicide. No motive, no brain abnormality found.
What happened to Lionel Desmond? An Afghanistan veteran whose war wouldn’t end — (The Globe and Mail)Thursday, January 19th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Afghanistan vet, given Effexor, Risperdal, Zopiclone, Prazosin for PTSD, gets worse, shoots and kills his mother, wife, daughter and himself. PTSD blamed.
Police: ‘Very lackadaisical’ driver charged in fatal crash had double dose of antidepressant in system — (The News Tribune)Tuesday, July 26th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Woman, 73, on antidepressants causes fatal crash, appears unconcerned.
Tragedy of St Albans bleach death man — (Herts Advertiser)Sunday, July 24th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Man, 75, on antidepressants and sad over personal losses commits suicide by drinking bleach; efforts to save him fail. Depressive disorder blamed.
After a meticulously-planned suicide attempt, ex-Bears QB Erik Kramer lives on — (The Chicago Tribune)Wednesday, May 25th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Football player down due to career dip starts antidepressants on-and-off 10-15 yrs, becomes suicidal, shoots himself, stops meds, recovers. Can't explain.
Man arrested in Salt Lake stabbing death of wife — (Hawaii News Now)Monday, January 18th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Man, 65, in happy marriage 35 years, murders his wife and attempts suicide after starting antidepressants. Family shocked. Mental illness blamed.
For loved ones of family killed in murder-suicide, no making sense of deaths — (Tri-City Herald)Saturday, January 9th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Successful retired naval officer, takes zolpidem & antidepressant, kills himself and beloved wife and daughter. Everyone shocked. Depression blamed.
Inquest: Poppy Seller’s Death Was Suicide — (Sky News)Thursday, July 16th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Woman, 76, long history of charitable activity, history of depression, suicidality, taking antidepressants, dies by jumping into gorge. Fundraising blamed.
Devoted elderly couple made apparent suicide pact, inquest hears — (Croydon Advertiser)Friday, May 1st, 2015SSRI Ed note: Devoted father and husband takes antidepressants, talks wife into suicide pact, they go to a park slit their wrists, he dies, she is rescued.
Opera singer hanged herself over fears she was losing her voice and would be ousted from choir — (The Mirror)Friday, April 24th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Pensioner visits GP for insomnia, tiredness, gets antidepressant, hangs herself 2 weeks later. Husband theorizes motive is fear she will be dropped by choir.
The Secret Service scandals, explained — (VOX Politics)Saturday, March 14th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Troubled vet on antidepressants becomes increasingly paranoid,fstand tried to scale White House fence with a knife.
Infant slain in Little Village was cut in neck with power saw — (Chicago Sun-Times)Monday, March 9th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants stuffs a sock in baby's mouth, kills her with saw.
Grandad hanged himself at his Gillow Heath home — (Stoke Sentinel)Friday, January 23rd, 2015
Norfolk woman hit by train struggled to cope with anti-depressant drugs — (EDP24)Wednesday, March 19th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Woman takes Prozac, almost dies by suicide, a week later goes through with it.
OAP who shot wife and dog then himself had secret affair – and wrongly thought he had cancer — (The Daily Record)Thursday, February 27th, 2014SSRI Ed note: G.P. gives man in 70's antidepressants for feeling bad about a brief affair, develops paranoid ideas, kills his beloved wife, their pet dog and himself.
Man killed after long highway chase — (Daily Inter Lake)Friday, February 21st, 2014SSRI Ed note: Suicidal man on antidepressants exchanges gunfire with police, leads a high speed chase through two counties.
Missing elderly man recently taken off antidepressant — (WZZM)Friday, January 17th, 2014
Retired police officer Bill Dowling shot himself after shooting ex, inquest heard — (Western Daily Press)Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
Missing man’s plane found at airport, wrecked with his body on board — (The Post and Courier)Sunday, October 27th, 2013
Coroner praises programme to prevent suicides — (Eastern Daily Press)Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
Devoted Scholar Green husband 'hit hard' by death of wife — (The Sentinel)Friday, August 2nd, 2013
Coroner records open verdict on woman’s death — (Belper News)Thursday, July 18th, 2013
Pensioner took own life — (Daily Echo)Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
Grandmother Who Shot 2 Grandsons Left Suicide Note — (NBC Connecticut)Wednesday, February 27th, 2013SSRI Ed note: Devoted grandma diagnosed, medicated for depression & bipolar, sometimes stops meds, shoots, kills 2 grandsons and self. Leaves vengeful note.
Widow killed herself after tiff with new partner — (The Swindon Advertiser)Friday, February 1st, 2013
“They’d had a lifetime of bad luck over a very short period”: Retired couple plagued by string of family tragedies found dead in suspected murder-suicide — (The Daily Mirror)Saturday, July 7th, 2012SSRI Ed note: Happily married man given antidepressants to cope with loss shoot and kills wife of 46 years, then himself.
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.
Prescription pills led to Littlehampton grandfather’s suicide — (Littlehampton Gazette)Saturday, March 31st, 2012
The Tragic Suicide Death of Junior Seau — (Psych Central)Sunday, March 4th, 2012SSRI Ed note: Former NFL player takes Ambien, even though it is not helping him sleep. He dies by suicide, CTE is the suspected cause, not the med.
In the cart: Man from Stockport who stole 54 supermarket trolleys — (Manchester Evening News)Friday, November 4th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants with medication change steals shopping trolleys, stashes them in his yard. Given community service order.
Infanticide tragedy highlights elderly mental health care issues — (English.news.cn)Sunday, July 24th, 2011
Common drugs 'raise OAP death risk' — (London Evening Standard)Friday, June 24th, 2011
Antidepressant use and risk of adverse outcomes in older people — (BMJ) / Murder-suicides in Elderly Rise — (WebMD)Monday, June 13th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Study finds risk rises significantly with use of antidepressants, higher with SSRIs than tricyclics. Murder-suicides in elderly up as rate of A/D use rises.
Jury convicts ex-Miami Beach cop of attempted murder — (Miami Herald)Sunday, May 29th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Man who shoots wife who is leaving him, and her boyfriend, pleads insanity. Experts at trial disagree whether medication a factor in his behaviour.
Wife denies murder after kitchen ‘tussle’ — (Surrey Today)Thursday, May 26th, 2011
‘Selfless love’ motivated suffocation of partner — (Sydney Morning Herald)Friday, April 29th, 2011
Drugs ‘likely’ caused crash — (The Durango Herald)Friday, April 22nd, 2011SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants drives recklessly, causes a fatal crash, killing self and other motorists; perhaps accident, perhaps suicide.
Inquest told Flintshire woman left suicide note in a drawer — (The Wrexham Flintshire Leader)Friday, September 17th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Woman takes antidepressants for 11 years, remains depressed, hangs herself while on high dose of Remeron / Mirtazapine.
Hallucinations in Hospital Pose Risk to Elderly — (The New York Times)Sunday, June 20th, 2010
Former Safety Harbor Fire Chief William Jay Stout committed suicide, official says — (Tampa Bay Times)Thursday, May 13th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Retired Fire Chief is prescribed Celexa, three weeks later he commits suicide. Everyone shocked.
Lake death of wife, 73 — (Bedford Today)Monday, November 9th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Woman complains of depression to GP, no suicidal thoughts, he prescribes citalopram, she drowns herself. Depression blamed.