Neighbor who knew victims of quadruple murder-suicide in Northland reeling in shock — (Fox4KC)Monday, June 11th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed bipolar, "not on his medication at certain times", shoots, kills 3 family members. Everyone shocked.
Andy Spade Gives Heartbreaking Statement On Wife Kate Spade’s Death: ‘We Can’t Even Begin To Fathom Life Without Her’ Rachel West — (MSN)Wednesday, June 6th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Designer takes meds for depression, anxiety, that obviously did not help, unexpectedly dies by suicide. Husband believes mental illness the problem.
Two murder charges in bizarre killing of family members — (Gaston Gazette)Monday, May 21st, 2018SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist treats businessman with medication for anxiety, he gets much worse, drives jeep into building killing 2. Conclusion? he needs psychiatric help.
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.
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)Sunday, April 29th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Talented, popular, student takes Xanax for exam anxiety, suffers severe thought/mood disturbance upon withdrawal, hangs herself.
Medicines for Treating Autism’s Core Symptoms / Autism not associated with violence, advocates say — (Autism Speaks Canada / The Star)Tuesday, April 24th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Van killer had odd behaviours resembling pysch drug side effects. Crime attributed to autism. Meds never mentioned/suspected, he is found guilty,
Man accused of stabbing Dr. Reddy in court for preliminary hearing — (KSN.com)Thursday, April 12th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man on psych med tells psychiatrist he has thoughts of killing him, then stabs him to death 167 times, runs him over with vehicle. Charged with murder.
Man gets prison for near-fatal stabbing of daughter-in-law, judge calls it ‘sad situation’ — (The Morning Call)Tuesday, April 10th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds, "struggling to adjust" to new stress med "snaps", stabs beloved daughter-in-law for no reason. Mental illness, blamed. Gets 7 1/2 yrs+.
He killed his mother — then sent his brother $250 for ‘damages,’ family says — (The Washington Post)Tuesday, April 10th, 2018SSRI Ed note: "Severely depressed" man treated for severe depression, 2 suicide attempts, shoots, kills mother, close friend and self. Everyone baffled.
FBI and Ithaca Police Find AR-15, Homemade Bomb in Former Cornell Student’s Apartment — (The Cornell Daily Sun)Wednesday, April 4th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Diagnosed student taking psych meds stockpiles weapons, ammunition, stops taking meds, becomes manic, builds a bomb, is caught, faces serious prison time.
SSRIs & why I handed in my gun — (MINDS.com)Wednesday, April 4th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Woman is prescribed Celexa / citalopram following death of Dad, she develops thoughts of killing the family of a man she felt disrespected her.
Darlington mom sentenced to 120 years for murdering her children — (The Journal & Courier)Monday, March 19th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Woman diagnosed with depression becomes "unemotional", kills her children and attempts suicide the same month. 99.9% chance she took antidepressants.
When love isn’t enough A daughter’s suicide leaves a grieving father searching for answers — (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)Sunday, February 4th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Talented student suffers physical challenge, ECT, forced into inactivity she is treated for "mental illness", she becomes suicidal, overdoses, dies.
This brilliant Ottawa tech pioneer had wealth and a wonderful family. His suicide shocked everyone. — (The Ottawa Citizen)Tuesday, January 30th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Stressed entrepreneur has breakdown, is prescribed anti-anxiety med, dies by suicide 6 mo later. Everyone shocked.
Mum who campaigned for people with depression Corrine Leatherbarrow was found dead below cliffs at Kynance Cove — (Cornwall Live)Monday, January 29th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Woman takes antidepressants for many years, continues to be depressed, eventually she dies from jumping off a cliff.
Joshua Boyle appears in court, case adjourned until next week — (Global News)Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018SSRI Ed note: Rescued man, "no criminal record", "never been in trouble with police" charged with assault, administering "noxious" Trazodone. Wife blames strain and trauma.
Teenager’s body may have been lying undiscovered for a week — (The Stoke Sentinal)Thursday, November 23rd, 2017SSRI Ed note: Happy, popular undergrad gets pressure to improve grades, goes to university counselling service, gets antidepressants, hangs herself shortly after.
Pharmacist, 25, hanged herself during romantic holiday with boyfriend — (The Independent)Tuesday, October 10th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Young pharmacist prescribed fluoxetine sometimes forgets to take med, goes on holiday with boyfriend, hangs herself.
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.
Wife of metro Detroit veteran killed in standoff with police speaks out — (WXYZ Detroit)Monday, August 28th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Young vet loses friend to suicide, gets "help" for PTSD from VA, they change his meds, he becomes violent, suicidal, dies in standoff with police.
Mother accused of stabbing 4 children, husband to death — (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)Friday, July 7th, 2017SSRI Ed note: "Loving mother, wife", "depressed" over father's death, starts to behave bizarrely, murders husband and 4 "great and happy" kids. No motive. Antidepressants?
Jury to decide fate of CPD Ofc. Steven Smith’s killer, Lincoln Rutledge — (NBC4 WCMH TV)Monday, June 26th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Divorced man depressed mixes alcohol, antidepressants, becomes paranoid, aggressive, suicidal, delusional, kills policeman in standoff. Gets life, no parole.
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Daddy, please kill me I can’t do this any more’: Meet the CHILDREN prescribed anti-depressants for anxiety that ‘made them suicidal’ — (Daily Mail Australia)Sunday, April 23rd, 2017SSRI Ed note: Lawyer launches class action lawsuit on behalf of children prescribed Aropax (paroxetine), Zoloft, harmed by the medications.
State Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam found dead near Hudson River likely committed suicide, police say — (New York Daily News)Thursday, April 13th, 2017SSRI Ed note: HIghly respected jurist shocks friends and husband by committing suicide a few weeks after starting medication for depression. Nobody can figure out why,
Shock as trust admits failings at woman’s inquest — (The Portsmouth News)Tuesday, April 11th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Woman feels bad after work complaint, seeks help for depression, gets meds, they don't work, she becomes suicidal, overdoses, later dies by suicide.
Jayme Pasieka went on a murderous rampage and his victims’ families may never know why — (The Edmonton Journal)Monday, April 3rd, 2017SSRI Ed note: Young man prescribed antidepressants for insomnia, anxiety, starts behaving strangely, later has a psychotic breakdown, stabs 5, killing 2. Gets life.
Forensic psychiatrist testifies at Leslie Black hearing — (Prince Albert Now)Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Auburn man denies knowing why he beat and stabbed fiancee — (The Sun Journal)Wednesday, March 1st, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft for anxiety, depression gets worse, becomes paranoid, beats, stabs fiancee, memory hazy, cannot explain actions. Mental illness debated.
The Quebec [Mosque] attack: The accused was being treated for anxiety and alcohol problems — (Actualité, Journal de Quebec)Monday, February 6th, 2017SSRI 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.
Irving dynasty son Kenneth reveals his dark depression, and fight to health — (The Globe and Mail)Saturday, January 28th, 2017SSRI Ed note: CEO depressed re: tension with father takes medication, has 1st serious self-harm incident, is hospitalized 2 months, self-harm continues. Depression blamed.
Wealthy philanthropist jumps to her death on Upper East Side — (New York Post)Thursday, January 26th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Wealthy philanthropist, happily married, suffers depression and inexplicably jumps to her death from apartment.
Former IU student charged in attack on Muslim woman gets 1 year on probation, Investigation determines attack not a hate crime — (The Herald Times)Tuesday, January 24th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Teen taking stimulant + antidepressant drinks, violently attacks woman, is charged, has to leave university. Totally out of character.
Canadian Ty Pozzobon’s death a wake-up call for rodeo riders about effects of concussions — (The National Post)Friday, January 13th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Talented young bull rider suffers multiple concussions, seeks "treatment" from family physician, dies by suicide. CTE blamed.
Bludgeoned ARU lecturer says she did not want hammer attack husband charged with attempted murder as he appears in court for sentence — (Cambridge News)Tuesday, January 10th, 2017SSRI Ed note: "Devoted" husband, never violent, gets antidepressant, bludgeons sleeping wife, is locked up. Depression blamed, Court orders him to continue treatment.
Family: Shooting suspect ‘lost his mind’ after tour in Iraq — (CBS Miami)Saturday, January 7th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Iraq vet feels bad, gets psychiatric treatment, "loses his mind", has hallucinations, hopitalized, released, opens fire at airpost killing 5, wounding 8.
‘I’LL LEAVE YOU ONLY MEMORIES’ Chilling last text message husband sent to estranged wife before murdering daughter, 6, drowning her dogs and then wrapping her lifeless arms around the pets’ bodies — (The Sun)Tuesday, December 13th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Couple splits, man takes antidepressants, suffers nightmares about harming ex, beloved daughter. Drowns her, pet dogs, hangs himself. Revenge motive blamed.
Operator in fatal Texas balloon crash flew despite cloud warning, using painkillers and antidepressants — (Dallas News)Friday, December 9th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Balloon pilot with DUI convictions for car, usually careful flying, goes up in cloudy weather on various medications including Wellbutrin, crashed, killing 16.
Kanye West’s ‘Erratic’ Medication Dosage Reportedly Led To Hospitalization — (The Huffington Post)Saturday, December 3rd, 2016SSRI Ed note: Rapper exhibits erratic behaviour caused by his medications, inclusing Lexapro.
Bodies of missing Highlands Ranch mother and her two young boys found in minivan in Lone Tree — (The Denver Post)Wednesday, November 30th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Great mom on Pristiq, Wellbutrin kills herself, her two young boys. No warning, no motive. Everyone, including husband, shocked. Depression blamed.
Depressed teenager killed his parents and then left his eight-year-old brother paralysed — (The Mirror)Sunday, November 20th, 2016SSRI Ed note: "Depressed" teen, past suicide attempt by overdose (depression meds?) shoots & kills parents, injures brother. Deemed "sociopath" gets life, no parole.
Tragic end: Missing mom Florence Leung found dead — (CTV)Thursday, November 17th, 2016SSRI Ed note: New mom, a nurse, given antidepressants, dies by suicide.
JAILED: Top court prosecutor from Worcester jailed for six years after trying to kill his wife in frenzied knife attack — (Worcester News)Friday, September 30th, 2016SSRI Ed note: "Perfect husband" takes antidepressants for stress, has nice evening with wife, then attempts to stab her to death and kill himself. Depression blamed.
Mother ‘smothered her five-month-old son after having a blazing row with her husband during a holiday on the south of France’ — (The Daily Mail)Friday, September 16th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Woman treated in U.K. hospital for depression, no history of violence, goes on holiday, starts to behave erratically, is argumentative, kills her baby.
Harley Street dentist arrested on suspicion of killing wife was victim of domestic abuse, inquest hears — (The Telegraph)Monday, September 12th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Dentist has complaint filed about her, starts citalopram, diazepam, hangs herself, husband held on suspicion of murder, since no logical motive for suicide.
Family of a Stittsville double murder-suicide continues to seek answers — (Ottawa Magazine)Friday, September 9th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Woman with no history of problems feels sad, GP prescribes Cipralex, she kills her children and herself.
QC who worked on Julian Assange case jumped in front of West Hampstead train after being allowed out of private hospital — (Hampstead Highgate Express)Friday, August 19th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Wikileaks "brilliant" barrister treated for depression, suffers withdrawal, medication changed, leaves him shaking, dies by suicide. Coroner finds not suicide.
Man killed by police had history of mental illness — (The Enquirer Cincinnati)Monday, August 8th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Former foster child, talkative & fun, forcibly medicated, stops taking meds, threatens polic officer who shoots, kills him. Mental illness blamed.
Heartbroken mum of teen who killed himself after withdrawn rape allegation found hanged at family home — (The Mirror)Friday, July 29th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Teen, 17, upset over flase rape allegation takes antidepressants, commits suicide. Stress of investigation blamed. Mom then commits suicide.
Afghan, 16, arrested in connection with Munich shootings — (The Guardian)Sunday, July 24th, 2016SSRI Ed note: No ISIS, no politics, just a teen with no history of trouble taking medication for anxiety, depression, behind Munich shootings that killed 9.
Gavin Long said he suffered from PTSD, source tells CNN — (CNN)Wednesday, July 20th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Veteran, awarded Marine Corps Good Conduct and other medals, had PTSD, was on at least 3 psychoactive meds when he shot 6 police, killing 3, in Baton Rouge.