Archive for Student – Page 2

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.
Parents whose fashion student son, 21, died five days after being released from a mental health unit say police failed to tell them when they found him ‘staring over the side of a bridge’ — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Student is committed to hospital by police for contemplating suicide, released with no meds, GP prescribes meds, he kills himself the next day. Hospital blamed.
Meldreth teenager who ended own life ‘slipped through the cracks’ of mental health system, inquest concludes — (The Royston Crow)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 18, going through a "down" period is prescribed antidepressants by GP, commits suicide a month later. Mental health underfunding blamed.
Inquest: ‘Loving, caring and popular’ teen Reece Burrowes found hanged in Danson Park, Bexleyheath, days after being prescribed antidepressants — (This Is Local London)
SSRI Ed note: Happy, popular football player, 17, prescribed setraline commits suicide days later. Everyone shocked, hidden depression blamed.
The kids are not alright – What is driving teenagers in India, across socio-economic groups, to anxiety and depression? — (The Indian Express)
SSRI Ed note: Young man develops a strong crush on a popular girl, when after 5 years she rejects him he takes antidepressants, loses motivation, his excellent grades drop.
Murder-suicide third blow for Western dorm — (The London Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Popular, dean's list student "struggling with mental health" accepted to grad school, kills self and mom. As use of meds goes up so do student suicides.
Moving tributes paid, after University of York students’ inquests — (York Press)
SSRI Ed note: Young man appears to experience improved mood on antidepressants, then self-harms, argues with girlfriend and hangs himself.
How antidepressants can WRECK young people’s lives: As prescriptions soar by 50%, three teenagers left suicidal by the drugs share their terrifying stories — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Three teenagers describe their problems, including suicidality, when they were put on antidepressants.
Woman charged in teen’s death says she, too, was bullied — (The Canton Repository)
SSRI Ed note: College student teen taking Prozac for anxiety due to bullying plans the kidnapping and murder of a 13-yr-old girl.
Mother questions inpatient psychiatric care of son (17) who took own life — (The Irish Times)
SSRI Ed note: Teenager becomes suicidal on Fluoxetine (Prozac) and Risperidone, so his doctors increase the dose of Prozac and he dies by suicide.
‘Promising’ student died from antidepressant overdose after recording emotional videos about her boyfriend — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Pharmacy student, 18, taking antidepressants has history of suicidality, commits suicide by overdose.
The Incomprehensibility of Death by Suicide — (Radio-Canada)
SSRI Ed note: Popular hockey player/university student given antidepressants, loses control of emotions, becomes suicidal, stabs himself to death. Depression blamed.
Alabama Girl Medically Kidnapped and Forced on Drugs: Parents Facing Jail for Failure to Pay State Child Support — (Health Impact News)
SSRI Ed note: Family may be poor metabolizes of antidepressants, given the 2 suicides. Teenager is drugged by state against her mom's wishes.
A Quincy suicide leaves grief and questions — (The Boston Globe)
SSRI Ed note: Depression medication makes life worse for 18-year-old star student.
Teen found hanged in woods may have been making a ‘cry for help’ — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: 14-yr-old boy given Prozac to help him cope with changing schools becomes preoccupied with suicide and kills himself 10 days later.
A Straight-A Student Killed Himself After Having A Bad Comedown — (UNILAD)
SSRI Ed note: Talented student, 18, uses MDMA, gets suicidal, is prescribed fluoxetine. He commits suicide a few months later, only the illegal drug is suspected.
Tragic fashion student took her own life just a month after her ex killed himself — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: GP prescribes anti-psychotics (!) and anti-depressants to talented young woman, 21, for depression, she reacts to boyfriend's suicide by killing herself.
Though danger signs were everywhere, boy’s life was still lost — (The Portland Press Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 14, from troubled home struggling to fit in at school becomes impulsive, suicidal, takes Zoloft intermittently, dies by suicide.
Schoolgirl took fatal overdose of tablets ‘after being teased by pupils for being poor’ — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Girl, 14 with divorcing parents has meltdown, experiences social challenges, takes antidepressants, becomes suicidal and kills herself.
The Human Cost of a Misleading Drug-Safety Study [329] — (The Atlantic)
SSRI Ed note: Talented 25-yr old stabs herself to death on Paxil in 2002. All the players in misrepresenting Paxil safety remain unapologetic.
Her brain tormented her, and doctors could not understand why — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Woman given Klonopin, Ambien, Ativan, Xanax, nortiptyline, lithium, Zoloft, trazodone, Wellbutrin, Effexor, Prozac, Serzone, Paxil and Parnate finally dies.
Mom desperate to get help for son, Makes multiple attempts to get mental health assessment — (The New Glasgow News)
Troubled 13-year-old who stabbed his foster mother to death should never have been placed with inexperienced carers — (The Daily Record)
SSRI Ed note: Boy, foster child, seemingly well adjusted, given medication (probably tricyclic antidepressants) stabs his foster mom to death on impulse.
‘Queen of Versailles’ Star Victoria Siegel’s Autopsy Shows She Died of Methadone and Sertraline Toxicity — (Eton Line)
SSRI Ed note: Teen "battling an addiction to prescription medication", on sertraline/Zoloft, methadone dies from overdose of these meds.
Teenager left video suicide notes on phone before walking in front of train in Yate — (The Bristol Post)
SSRI Ed note: 18-year given A/D, commits suicide
Son ‘appeared intent on killing’ during knife attack on father: witnesses — (Soo Today)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 18 on medication for ADHD and depression (likely a stimulant and SSRI) becomes psychotic, stabs father to death. Mental illness is blamed.
Brilliant student throws herself in front of high-speed train after becoming stressed over school studies — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: "Brilliant" Student, on and off antidepressants since age 13, dislikes meds, tells parents of suicide plan, later steps in front of train. Possible withdrawal.
Tulane’s mental health meltdown — (Yahoo News)
SSRI Ed note: Antidepressants now widely available on campus, more students are depressed, anxious, many more suicides, a murder-suicide. Nobody sees a connection.
16-year-old missing after leaving group home, mother says — (WNCN)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on antidepressant leaves group home and walks into a wooded area. Found safe.
14-Year-Old’s Suicide Causes Coroner To Question If Prozac Was The Real Trigger — (Inquisitr)
SSRI Ed note: 14-year old given Prozac, dies by suicide
Antidepressant gets blame for bank robbery — (Winnipeg Sun)
1st Circuit Tosses Suit Over Antidepressant — (Courthouse News Service)
SSRI Ed note: Parents file false advertising claim against Forest Labs, court (effectively) decides that FDA prerogative overrides consumers rights.
Doctor criticised for repeat antidepressant prescription — (New Zealand Herald)
Mental health in the NHS: ‘My son wanted to die; we begged for help but there was none’ — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Bullied teen given antidepressants gets dramatically worse, suicidal, has hallucinations, panic attacks, night terrors, dies by suicide. Depression blamed.
Aurora mother tried to fix her ‘broken boy’ — (The Aurora Banner)
SSRI Ed note: Formerly happy kid hits rough patch, is put on Prozac, fails to bond with others/ make connections, dies by suicide. Mother shocked, does not blame Prozac.
Inquest into the Death of Alec Meikle — (Sydney Coroner’s Court)
Leelah Alcorn and transgender suicide — (Connexicon)
SSRI Ed note: Trans teen from traditional Christian family struggles with her choices. Given Prozac instead of support, she dies by suicide. Med not suspected.
Contra Costa County foster youth’s mysterious death under investigation — (San Jose Mercury News)
Should Suicidal Students Be Forced to Leave Campus? — (The New Yorker)
SSRI Ed note: University forces student to leave campus, drop out of program because of suicide attempt. This outrageous practice is sadly common.
Sunday, October 26, 2014 What happened to Timmy Hill? Teen was shot during struggle with trooper — (Charleston Gazette-Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 18, long-time user of antidepressants, gets medication changed to Lexapro, shortly after "acts strange", is killed by policeman.
A Year Later, Trying to Comprehend a Young Hockey Player’s Suicide — (New York Times)
Connor Verkerke playground slaying: 9-year-old victim was attacked after falling off slide, records show — (The Grand Rapids Press)
SSRI Ed note: Boy, 12 on Remeron (Mirtazepine) and sedative stabs, kills 9-yr-old at playground. No provocation, no motive.
For Peyton – After losing his 13-year-old son to suicide, David James is spreading hope, one hand-knitted heart at a time — (The Alcalde)
SSRI Ed note: Boy, 13, bullied at school given antidepressants which "seemed to be helping" until he hanged himself.
Popular East Devon teenager who died after standing in front of a train was suffering from depression, inquest hears — (Exeter Express and Echo)
SSRI Ed note: Popular teen forced to take antipsychotics, antidepressants which make his condition worse, cause his to attempt suiciide, parents never advised.
Boynton Beach I-95 suicide victim had kratom in his system, tests confirm — (Palm Beach Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 20, taking antidepressants, becomes addicted to kratom, commits suicide. His mum does not realize that SSRIs cause addiction and suicidality.
Psychiatric assessment of Calgary man who allegedly stabbed five friends to death under publication ban — (National Post)
SSRI Ed note: University student on psychiatric medication stabs and kills 5 people at a year-end party.
Family pays tributes to Gail McKinney, 16, from Great Shelford, who took her own life — (Cambridge News)
SSRI Ed note: Teen given Prozac for bullying, night terrors feels worse on it, asks for prescription change. GP agrees to change but she commits suicide before he sees her.
Psychologist casts doubt on Marsh insanity defense — (The Davis Enterprise)
SSRI Ed note: Teen has bad reaction to Prozac & Zoloft, in a dreamlike state stabs to death elderly couple, prosecutor invents motive. Found guilty, he gets 52 years.
Acton: Charlotte Cobbald’s parents’ plea for better awareness of anorexia in wake of 17-year-old’s death — (East Anglian Daily Times)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 17,suffers anxiety and self-destructive thoughts. She gets antidepressants for a year, stops them, becomes worse, dies by suicide. Anorexia blamed.
Probe into IIT-Bombay student’s death after fall, family says he was depressed — (Times of India)