Letter from Anne J.Thursday, April 28th, 2022SSRI Ed note: Young teen is put on Prozac at psych hospital, is released, has a bad reaction, chases friend with hammer, friend's mother blames Anne, not the drug.
Thomas Schreiber found guilty of murdering Sir Richard Sutton — (The Guardian)Tuesday, February 15th, 2022SSRI Ed note: Man with "major depressive disorder" drifts through life, resentful and critical, during lockdown snaps, murders step dad and almost kills his mom.
Esther Callejas Shot Her 2 Young Children: How Arizona Mom Displayed Red Flags 2 Weeks Before the Shooting — (Breaking Daily News)Friday, October 1st, 2021SSRI Ed note: Young mum who loves her kids is sad, gets antidepressants from GP, starts to act strangely, becomes suicidal, shoots her 2 small children, killing one.
Mother Charged With Murder in Deaths of Three Children at East LA Home — (NBC Universal, Inc.)Wednesday, June 30th, 2021SSRI Ed note: Loving Mom "suffers depression" after birth of youngest, kills them, attempts suicide, charged with murder. Classic profile of antidepressant-induced violence.
Woman accused of killing son had severe postpartum depression, lawyer says — (The Chicago Tribune)Saturday, April 17th, 2021SSRI Ed note: Woman taking antidepressants for postpartum depression suffocated her 8-mo-old when husband goes out to play tennis. PPD blamed.
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.
Detectives ‘quickly’ realised mother Katie Perinovic was responsible for all four deaths inside Tullamarine home — (9News)Wednesday, February 17th, 2021SSRI Ed note: Mom receiving "help" for "mental health issues" (99% = antidepressant) kills herself + 3 children. Everyone shocked, husband devastated. Coroner investigating.
Their teen killed himself. Now they want to save others struggling during the pandemic. — (NBC News)Saturday, February 6th, 2021SSRI 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)Tuesday, January 12th, 2021SSRI Ed note: Talented, idealistic man dies by suicide after "long battle w. depression". Very likely antidepressants made him worse, suicidal. Parents blame "disease".
NYC mom in suicide plunge that killed daughter was weaning off medication — (The New York Post)Monday, January 11th, 2021SSRI Ed note: Loving mom given Trazodone, Klonapin, sleep aid following marriage breakdown hates drug effects, tries to wean off, dies in murder-suicide with daughter, 5.
‘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.
A&E doctor, 29, hanged herself after 12-year battle with alopecia and depression — (The World News)Friday, November 27th, 2020SSRI Ed note: Talented physician / musician, on antidepressants for over 10 years, gets dose doubled, drinks alcohol, dies by suicide.
‘SHE LOOKED NORMAL’ Mom said ‘he’s out of his misery’ after ‘stabbing and drowning five-year-old son’, her husband reveals — (The U.S. Sun)Wednesday, October 14th, 2020SSRI Ed note: "Sweetest mother"stops her meds for "mental health issues", becomes agitated, aggressive, stabs and drowns her 5-yr-old son. Withdrawal not suspected.
Former Firefighter Accused of Trying to Kill Wife in Murder-for-Hire Plot — (ABC News)Sunday, September 13th, 2020SSRI Ed note: Man on medication, "not the same" since fatal fire (likely put on meds then), attempts to hire hit man to kill wife. He cannot explain, says not like him at all.
Mother, 19, killed herself and her two-year-old son two weeks after breaking up with the boy’s 17-year-old father, inquest hears — (The Daily Mail)Tuesday, September 1st, 2020SSRI Ed note: Loving young mom breaks up with partner, takes sertraline, stops taking the meds (reason unclear), kills herself and toddler son.
Shaker Heights father suffered from depression, sent alarming email before suspected murder-suicide — (Cleveland.com)Monday, August 31st, 2020SSRI Ed note: Man "suffering depression" sends alarming text to parents, kills his family and himself.
A stacked deck: How police forces get away with killing more than 1,000 Americans a year — (Business Insider)Wednesday, July 1st, 2020SSRI Ed note: Man who has been drinking takes Prozac, valium, antihistamine, becomes suicidal, agitated, girlfriemd calls police, he grabs a knife, is shot and killed.
Teacher gets 34 years to life for murdering ex’s girlfriend in front of kids — (Deseret News)Saturday, June 20th, 2020SSRI Ed note: Woman in withdrawal from antidepressants, still on Adderrall, shoots and kills her ex-husband's new girlfriend who loed her kids and tried to make peace.
‘Ashley wasn’t a monster’: South Hedland stabbing attacker’s mother speaks out — (Newsline)Wednesday, May 20th, 2020SSRI Ed note: "Beautiful soul" father stops taking psych meds, has psychotic episode, stabs 7 at mall, shot dead by police, family holds no grudge.
Mental illness caused MUN student to attempt murder on Signal Hill in St. John’s, judge says — (The Telegram)Monday, February 10th, 2020SSRI Ed note: Intelligent engineering student takes antidepressants, tries to jump off cliff with friend, gets 4 years for attempted murder. Judge blames mental illness.
Man Accused Of Hanukkah Stabbings Charged With Federal Hate Crimes — (HuffPost)Monday, December 30th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Peaceful man with history of "mental illness" [read: psych drugs], stops drugs, writes hate notes, goes missing, stabs 5 at synagogue. Anti-semitism blamed.
Brighton Author And Jiu Jitsu Coach Marcus Trower Found Hanged — (The Argus)Friday, November 15th, 2019SSRI Ed note: GP with no understanding that antidepressants can cause suicidality prescribes them to patient who becomes "subdued", hangs himself.
Saugus High School Shooting Suspect Is Boy Scout, Honors Student — (The Montrose-La Crescenta Patch)Friday, November 15th, 2019SSRI 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.
Matthew Bernard, suspect in Blake Bivens family killings, put on suicide watch — (New York Post)Thursday, August 29th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Young man "battling mental health issues" becomes psychotic, murders 3, runs naked while resisting arrest. Akathisia?
Santino William Legan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know — (heavy.com)Wednesday, August 14th, 2019SSRI Ed note: "Very nice kid" takes valium, plans mass shooting, shoots several people at Gilroy garlic festival, killing 3, then shoots & kills himself.
Eritrean Migrant Held on Murder Charge Over Railway Death of Child Has ‘Psychiatric Problems’ — (Breitbart)Tuesday, July 30th, 2019SSRI Ed note: "Model" refugee off work, gets psychiatric help, becomes delusional, violent, threatens neighbor, kills child. All are surprised. Then diagnosed schizophrenic.
Police release body camera footage of teenage girl’s fatal shooting — (ABC Eyewitness News)Saturday, July 13th, 2019SSRI 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.
Officials: Man who killed mother, stepfather, another man had recently stopped taking medication — (WMURG)Tuesday, June 18th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Veteran, long-time user of "mental health medications" stops them, becomes psychotic, kills parents, friend, himself.
Attorney: Man killed at Costco was mentally ill, off meds — (ABC News)Tuesday, June 18th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Diagnosed man stops meds, becomes irrational, hostile, slaps policeman at Costco who shoots, kills him.
Brighton student took her own life two days after taking Xanax and Ketamine — (The Sussex Tab)Friday, May 24th, 2019SSRI 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 — (Wednesday, May 15th, 2019SSRI 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.
Supreme Court Justice Gascon attributes disappearance to depression, anxiety — (CBC News)Tuesday, May 14th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Supreme Court Justice, long-time user of antidepressants changes medications, goes missing, cannot explain his actions.
Suicide Or Murder? Philadelphia Teacher’s Baffling Death Still Leaves Her Family Searching For Answers — (Oxygen)Thursday, April 4th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Successful woman on a "range of pharmaceuticals" including zolpidem, clonazepam, stabs herself to death. Disbelieving family unaware of worst med side effects.
Bond set at $1 million for Decatur woman charged in husband’s shooting death — (Huntsville Real-Time News)Thursday, March 7th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Woman, no record,speeds away from Deputy, taken to psych hospital, starts acting "weird". Weeks later shoots, kills husband she "loves with all her heart".
Social worker feared violence before mom, 3 daughters found shot to death — (News Channel 8)Tuesday, February 19th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Woman on psych meds, "unable to understand her need for treatment", becomes paranoid, suffers delusions, murders her children and herself.
Murder suspect’s boyfriend turned her into police — (KXLY4 Spokane Coer d’Alene)Friday, January 25th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Woman stops taking her medication for depression, anxiety (was unstable, suicidal on it) shoots, kills her ex's mum in front of daughter. Claims no memory.
Tragic dad’s final phone call to wife before walking into traffic on M62 — (The Hull Daily Mail)Friday, January 11th, 2019SSRI Ed note: GP prescribes antidepressants for suicidal man, he takes them, later kills himself. Coroner notes "neither drugs or alcohol played a part in his death". Really?
Teen ‘serial killer in training’ gets life without parole in brutal death of 98-year-old Wadsworth woman — (The Chronicle-Telegram)Friday, January 4th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Formerly "sweet" teen prescribed Zoloft when Dad gets leukemia, also on Concerta, begins drinking, criminal behaviour, murders elderly woman. Mum blames Zoloft.
Noera Ayaz fought against domestic violence, then apparently killed her sons and herself. Her family struggles to understand why — (The Washington Post)Tuesday, January 1st, 2019SSRI Ed note: Perfect mom, attorney, charity supporter takes antidepressants, husband notices worrying changes, kills 2 sons, self. Family in disbelief, meds not suspected.
Much-loved paramedic killed himself after receiving ‘unwanted phone calls’, inquest hears — (Devon Live)Wednesday, October 17th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man "managing" bipolar, depression, drinks, takes cocaine, is paranoid, behaves in odd "menacing" way, commits suicide for no apparent reason.
TRAGIC MUM Beautician, 30, hanged herself after post-natal depression made her wrongly fear social services would take her newborn away — (The Sun)Thursday, October 4th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Happily married, excited but tired new mom given antidepressants develops odd ideas, anxiety increases, she dies by suicide.
Call for suicide prevention — (The Express Tribune)Tuesday, September 4th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Successful model feeling stress goes to psychiatrist for treatment, dies by suicide .Everyone shocked. Depression blamed.
Death of a Calgary titan: The spectacular rise and tragic fall of George Gosbee — (Globe and Mail Magazine)Monday, August 27th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Successful entrepreneur diagnosed, prescribed a stimulant, later an antidepressant, drinks more, attempts suicide, splits with wife, later dies by suicide.
Suspect In Arizona Rookie’s Death Was Mentally Ill: Troopers – Isaac D. King, 20, was on medication for anxiety and depression and has no criminal record, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said — (The Phoenix Patch)Friday, July 27th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Young man on antidepressants has manic episode, throws rocks, assaults trooper, Trooper killed. Mental illness blamed.
911 call: Chanhassen teen killed by deputies was in rage day earlier after car taken away — (Star Tribune)Monday, July 16th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Talented student, athlete on antidepressant overreacts to losing use of car, is suicidal, threatens sheriff's deputies, they shoot and kill him.
Depressed California mom drowns two children, hangs self — (Today’s Echo)Sunday, July 1st, 2018SSRI Ed note: Mother who had recently been diagnosed with depression kills herself and her two children, leaving husband in shock.
Woman hanged herself at home while struggling to cope with the menopause — (The Daily Mail)Friday, June 29th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Woman in menopause given mirtazapine, depression worsens, she becomes anxious, suicidal, erratic, has physical side effects, dies by suicide. Menopause blamed.
Travels with Anthony Bourdain — (The New Yorker)Friday, June 22nd, 2018
Colorado family gunned down in road rage incident — (The Worcester, Massacheusetts Telegram)Saturday, June 16th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Young man starts new prescription medication for "mental health issues", shoots 4 people in road rage incident, killing one.