Archive for Student

Their teen killed himself. Now they want to save others struggling during the pandemic. — (NBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Good student, star quarterback feels bad, misses social life during pandemic, prescribed antidepressants, dies by suicide. COVID not meds blamed.
Congressman Jamie Raskin shares son’s obituary: ‘The pain became overwhelming’ — (Today)
SSRI Ed note: Talented, idealistic man dies by suicide after "long battle w. depression". Very likely antidepressants made him worse, suicidal. Parents blame "disease".
Nearly Three-Quarters of Youth Behind Bars Suffer From Mental Health Issues — (News 21)
SSRI Ed note: Deprived American kids w bad parenting, other traumas diagnosed "mentally ill", given prozac, risperdal, ritalin, seroquel, etc instead of what they need.
‘Gifted’ schoolboy, 18, killed himself by crashing into a lorry after missing out on place at top uni — (The  Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Kind, gifted student feels anxious, counsellor prescribes fluoxetine, he dies by suicide shortly after. Coroner does not suspect role of medication in tragedy.
Mental illness caused MUN student to attempt murder on Signal Hill in St. John’s, judge says — (The Telegram)
SSRI Ed note: Intelligent engineering student takes antidepressants, tries to jump off cliff with friend, gets 4 years for attempted murder. Judge blames mental illness.
Saugus High School Shooting Suspect Is Boy Scout, Honors Student — (The Montrose-La Crescenta Patch)
SSRI Ed note: "Quiet", "kind", athletic, popular teen loses father, is "depressed", 2 yrs later shoots fellow students and self at school. Everyone shocked, no explanation.
RFK granddaughter, Saoirse Kennedy Hill, died of drug overdose — (MSN.com)
SSRI Ed note: Mental illness system (sad adolescent prescribed fluoxetine, causing worse problems, more drugs cause suicidality etc) claims another victim.
Police release body camera footage of teenage girl’s fatal shooting — (ABC Eyewitness News)
SSRI Ed note: High school student on antidepressants goes on a bizarre rampage, driving recklessly, pointing a toy gun at police, who shoot and kill her.
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.
Generation antidepressant — (ABC Australia)
SSRI Ed note: Adolescent given antidepressants by GP since age 7, is violent, suicidal, suffers erratic moods, his mother believes the drugs helpful.
Devon Erickson, 1 Of 2 Suspects Charged In Shooting At STEM School Highlands Ranch Shooting — (4 CBS Denver)
SSRI Ed note: 2 students, one transgender, on Zoloft, Xanax, Abilify,gawd knows what else plan a school shooting, are thwarted early in attack. Found guilty as adults.
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.
A 20-Year-Old’s Death Was Ruled a Suicide — But Family Says She Was Murdered; Morgan Ingram’s family has never believed the official explanation of her death — (
SSRI Ed note: Bright student taking amitryptaline (or perhaps recently stopped) dies of an overdose of the drug. Parents certain she was murdered by a stalker.
9-Year-Old Boy Charged with Murder After Allegedly Shooting Mother with Rifle — (People)
SSRI Ed note: Adopted 9-yr-old boy has medication change, "snaps", threatens classmate, kills beloved mum with rifle, may be charged with murder as adult.
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.
Art student, 18, battling mental illness took alcohol and drugs then hanged herself after 1am text row with ex-boyfriend when he didn’t invite her on a trip to Brighton — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Teen put on antidepressants at 16 threatens suicide to boyfriend, he distances himself, she self-harms, hangs herself.
Minnesota authorities investigating after teen fatally shot by deputies — (Fox News)
SSRI Ed note: "Popular, high energy, funny, loving" teen has "mental health issues" is suicidal, threatens mom, dies in suicide by cop. All the hallmarks of psych meds case.
SPECIAL REPORT: Derbyshire mum calls for change nearly a year after her beloved son took his own life — (The Derbyshire Times)
SSRI Ed note: Diagnosed teen "put through hell", "given endless amounts of medication" deteriorates rapidly, becomes suicidal, hangs himself. Coroner never suspects meds.
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!
Northwestern student’s death caused by alcohol, prescription drugs, ME finds — (The Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: University student taking Proxac (fluoxetine) and bupropion (Wellbutrin) drinks alcohol, dies, coroner identifies cause as drug toxicity.
Mother’s agony as daughter hanged herself after suffering withdrawal from Xanax which she took to help her cope with anxiety ahead of university exams — (All World Report)
SSRI Ed note: Talented, popular, student takes Xanax for exam anxiety, suffers severe thought/mood disturbance upon withdrawal, hangs herself.
Inquest underway after death of Workington Academy pupil — (The Whitehaven News)
SSRI Ed note: Popular, gifted student has a down period, is prescribed antidepressants. Hangs herself, dies, without warning.
FBI and Ithaca Police Find AR-15, Homemade Bomb in Former Cornell Student’s Apartment — (The Cornell Daily Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Diagnosed student taking psych meds stockpiles weapons, ammunition, stops taking meds, becomes manic, builds a bomb, is caught, faces serious prison time.
When love isn’t enough A daughter’s suicide leaves a grieving father searching for answers — (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
SSRI Ed note: Talented student suffers physical challenge, ECT, forced into inactivity she is treated for "mental illness", she becomes suicidal, overdoses, dies.
Countdown contestant was seventh Bristol student to kill himself in a year — (The Mirror)
Family’s anguish over missing student Sophie Smith after revealing she left suicide note before disappearing on Boxing Day — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Student being treated for anxiety and depression disappears after talking of suicide, leaves suicide note. Mother urges others to seek the same "help".
‘I want it to stop’. At 15, Ruben Urbina couldn’t bear his depression and anxiety anymore. So he called police with a chilling threat — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Promising student on antipsychotics, antidepressants has suicidal thoughts, self-harms, attempts suicide, is killed by police who claim shooting justified.
Teenager’s body may have been lying undiscovered for a week — (The Stoke Sentinal)
SSRI Ed note: Happy, popular undergrad gets pressure to improve grades, goes to university counselling service, gets antidepressants, hangs herself shortly after.
Young blogger killed herself over fears she would lose custody of her son — (Metro U.K.)
SSRI Ed note: Young mum on antidepressants for anxiety feels out of control of her life, hangs herself. Coroner records open verdict.
Psychiatrist indicted in bludgeoning of baby daddy with a sledgehammer — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Teen becomes moody at 14, diagnosed bipolar, given multiple psych meds, psychiatrist-cousin talks him into killing her lover. He is charged, convicted.
Student, 21, found hanged after ‘unravelling’ with depression is fifth ‘to commit suicide’ at same university this year — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Gifted student starts treatment for clinical depression, dies by suicide 3 months later. Four other students, none suicidal, share fate. University probe.
Hannah Leflar’s killer has ‘psychopathic tendencies,’ expert testifies — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 16, prescribed antidepressants, has hallucinations that continue after he stops meds. executes plan to kill ex-girlfriend. Diagnosed a psychopath.
What we know about the University of Texas stabbing suspect — (KXAN)
SSRI Ed note: Biology major at U. Texas on Zoloft gets in car accidents, starts missing classes, stabs 4 students, killing one. No warning, no motive.
A son’s battle, a family’s fight: Parents grieving son they say was lost in mental health-care system — (The Regina Leader-Post)
SSRI Ed note: Teen drugged with antidepressants. other psych meds on/off for 3 yrs attempts suicide several times, finally succeeds, mom concludes youth need more than meds.
Ceri Sheehan went paintballing with friend the day before his death Told parents ‘you don’t understand’ as he argued against giving up electronics Kept phone and sent a friend worrying messages, who then messaged his father His father came home to find all the lights on and Ceri hanged in the garden
SSRI Ed note: Talented, independent-minded teen sent to psychiatrist gets antidepressants, probably also stimulant, becomes suicidal, hangs himself over minor incident.
This Queen’s student froze to death on a Kingston pier. Here’s how he came back to life — (The Star)
SSRI Ed note: Student prescribed ADHD meds (stimulants) and Remeron by psychiatrist attempts suicide, is miraculously revived. Nobody suspects potential role of meds.
The Quebec [Mosque] attack: The accused was being treated for anxiety and alcohol problems — (Actualité, Journal de Quebec)
SSRI Ed note: Man on SSRIs since teens develops alcohol problems, violent thoughts, starts Paxil in Jan 2017, two weeks later shoots, kills 6 at mosque, cannot explain why.
Former IU student charged in attack on Muslim woman gets 1 year on probation, Investigation determines attack not a hate crime — (The Herald Times)
SSRI Ed note: Teen taking stimulant + antidepressant drinks, violently attacks woman, is charged, has to leave university. Totally out of character.
Death of Brent student who died after being hit by train was suicide, coroner rules — (GetWestLondon)
SSRI Ed note: Student on leave to deal with mental health issues stops medication, jumps in front of train.
The Concussion Diaries: One High School Football Player’s Secret Struggle with CTE — (GQ)
SSRI Ed note: Young football player given Zoloft, Adderall, possible CTE, unsurprisingly feels very "messed up", suicidal, dies by suicide. Meds not suspected.
Why did 12-year-old Katelyn Nichole Davis hang herself on a livestream — (The Daily Haze)
SSRI Ed note: Girl on antidepressants self-harms, suffers from negative thinking, attachment to fictional character, livestreams her suicide by hanging. Depression blamed.
Patients suffer over gap between physical and mental health care — (The Star)
SSRI Ed note: Mother takes worried son to GP. Unaware antidepressants ineffective & dangerous for kids, GP prescribes one. Alex gets steadily worse, dies by suicide.
Fountain Hills community rallies around family struck by tragedy — (AZFamily.com)
SSRI Ed note: Popular teen, good student with bright future, loves sports, prescribed antidepressants after brother's accident death, dies from overdose.
Brockton teen charged in mother’s fatal stabbing — (The Boston Globe)
SSRI Ed note: Teen enrolls in nursing school, is depressed, drops out, doctor gives him medication. He stops eating, acts strangely, murders his mom in "zombie"-like state.
Depressed teenager killed his parents and then left his eight-year-old brother paralysed — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: "Depressed" teen, past suicide attempt by overdose (depression meds?) shoots & kills parents, injures brother. Deemed "sociopath" gets life, no parole.
Mom says teen son hanged himself after bullies made rape threats — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Teen target of bullies given antidepressants, he feels worse, dose upped, he feels worse, suicidal, he hangs himself, parents blame bullying.
Grieving mother says daughter, 16, who took her own life would still be alive if GP had not given her powerful prescription drugs — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Teen prescribed medication for depression and anxiety dies by suicide 15 days later, mother never knew she was taking meds.
Missing JNU Student Najeeb Ahmed Was On Anti-Depressants: Police — (Newsworld India)
SSRI Ed note: University student on antidepressants gets into altercation, goes missing, cannot be located.
Teenager hanged herself at boarding school after watching Channel 4 series — (Report UK)
SSRI Ed note: Teen with long history of taking antidepressants becomes emotional watching a TV show on the subject, dies by suicide. Depression blamed.