Archive for Loss of marital / romantic relationship

Staffordshire mum who tragically killed herself found dead by her sister, inquest hears — (The Birmingham Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Trainee nurse given antidepressants by GP loses job, has relationship problems, dies by suicide.
Tragedy of mum who took her own life after lockdown left her isolated and scared to go outside — (Manchester Evening News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman who takes antidepressants since relationship breakdown becomes apathetic, fearful, suicidal, makes 2 suicide attempts, 2nd succeeds. COVID blamed.
Inquest hears killer mum Samantha Ford had suicidal thoughts but was ‘calmer and more focused’ days before she drowned twins — (KentOnline)
SSRI Ed note: Mum prescribed mirtazapine by GP has personality changes, attempts suicide, drowns 23-month-old twins. Nobody saw it coming. Gets 10 yrs in jail.
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)
SSRI Ed note: Loving young mom breaks up with partner, takes sertraline, stops taking the meds (reason unclear), kills herself and toddler son.
Caroline Flack left note for Lewis Burton ‘hoping they could find harmony’ before taking own life — (Metro U.K.)
SSRI Ed note: TV star on citalopram assaults and injures boyfriend, is charged, diazepam, zopiclone added, she hangs herself before court appearance.
Enraged husband choked wife to death then hung himself while two-year-old son slept in cot — (The Daily Record)
SSRI Ed note: Man gets medication for anxiety, argues with wife, marriage breaks down, he kills her and hangs himself. In-law troubles blamed.
‘Ashley wasn’t a monster’: South Hedland stabbing attacker’s mother speaks out — (Newsline)
SSRI Ed note: "Beautiful soul" father stops taking psych meds, has psychotic episode, stabs 7 at mall, shot dead by police, family holds no grudge.
Chorley teenager took her own life after battling mental health problems since the age of seven — (The Lancashire Post)
SSRI Ed note: Teen prescribed antidepressants after break-up with boyfriend diagnosed with recurrent depression, has suicidal thoughts, hangs herself in woods.
‘Don’t hurt in silence’ Men urged to discuss mental health after 23-year-old ends own life — (The Derbyshire Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Young Dad has troubles with son's mom, feels down, threatens suicide, overdoses, gets new prescription for antidepressants, kills himself. Male stoicism blamed.
Heartbroken dad killed himself after getting embroiled in bitter tug-of-love battle over his five-year-old daughter — (The Manchester Evening News)
SSRI Ed note: Separated young man with construction business separates from partner, takes antidepressants, attempts suicide, may have discontinued (or not), dies by suicide.
Jennifer Dulos: Inside the Turbulent Marriage of the Missing Connecticut Mother of 5 — (New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Marriage breaks down with extreme acrimony, husband accuses wife of being delusional, unfit mother due to anti-depressant use. She disappears mysteriously.
Dakota Theriot’s ex-wife, experts wonder if early mental health treatment would have helped alleged killer — (The Advocate)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes psych drugs on and off for years, suffers severe throught disturbance, kills 5 family members, nobody suspects meds caused his extreme decline.
Heartbreaking suicide note of mum-of-four who died in post natal depression tragedy — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed citalopram after birth of 4th child subsequently splits with partner, attempts suicide, later hangs herself.
Murder suspect’s boyfriend turned her into police — (KXLY4 Spokane Coer d’Alene)
SSRI 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.
‘Psychotic’ husband’s chilling words after strangling wife to death at dinner — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Man in sertraline withdrawal strangles his ex during dinner, calmly calls police. Bipolar and failure to meds blamed.
Anne James murder trial: Accused stopped taking medication just days before gran’s death — (Express & Star)
SSRI Ed note: Man in 5-days withdrawal from anxiety medication, no history of violence, takes cocaine next day stabs to death grandmother of whom he is "very fond".
Death of a Calgary titan: The spectacular rise and tragic fall of George Gosbee — (Globe and Mail Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Successful entrepreneur diagnosed, prescribed a stimulant, later an antidepressant, drinks more, attempts suicide, splits with wife, later dies by suicide.
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.
Fratantonio acted on ‘primitive emotion’; Testimony in murder trial focuses on intensity of attack on wife — (Cape Cod Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from antidepressant is paranoid, viciously stabs wife to death, in court expert blames PTSD and stress.
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!
Scientist killed himself after suffering male postnatal depression, former wife claims — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Researcher starts antidepressants after move, marriage breaks down, he becomes suicidal and kills himself. Ex-wife blames post-natal depression.
Darlington mom sentenced to 120 years for murdering her children — (The Journal & Courier)
SSRI Ed note: Woman diagnosed with depression becomes "unemotional", kills her children and attempts suicide the same month. 99.9% chance she took antidepressants.
Macomb Township woman accused of biting ear ‘enraged’ by meds mention — (Macomb Daily)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on "half-dozen" drugs for depression, bipolar argues with ex, bites off part of his ear, laughs.
Brit mum, 41, charged with murder after her son, 8, is found ‘suffocated with a pillow’ in Australia — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Mom who "requires a daily dose of the antidepressant drug Effexor" suffocates her wonderful 8-yr-old son Brodie Moran, leaving his father heartbroken.
Joshua Stimpson trial hears more evidence in Molly McLaren Dockside murder case — (KentOnline)
SSRI Ed note: Man stops taking his bipolar medication, stalks his ex-girlfriend, stabs her to death 75 times. No emotion. Jailed for life.
The Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Has Died At Age 46 — (ET CANADA)
SSRI Ed note: Performer stressed by split with husband gets psychiatric medication for depression, bipolar, has air rage incident (no alcohol), in Jan 2018 "dies suddenly".
Depressed Greenpeace boss died after stepping into the path of a tube in front of his horrified father as they both returned from visiting his dementia-stricken mother — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Environmental activist, history of depression, failed marriages, suicide attempts, "responding well to medication" (!?!) steps in front of train, dies.
Christopher Chad Dawson Obituary — (The Star-Telegram)
SSRI Ed note: Surgeon self-medicates for anxiety & depression, marriage falls apart, personality changes, murders his beloved children, kills himself. Depression blamed.
Texas church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley served in Air Force, was court-martialed for assaulting wife, child — (Fox News)
SSRI Ed note: Once "happy, caring" boy, after years "heavily medicated" with "psych drugs" becomes withdrawn, abusive, shoots churchgoers, killing 26. Mental illness blamed.
Launceston father and child sex abuse victim stabbed himself after refusing medication and counselling
SSRI Ed note: Man taking medication for anxiety stabs himself to death in front of parents.
St. Charles man who killed twin daughters, self, sought treatment, guns — (The Daily Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man stops his antidepressants, later starts again, buys gun. Effexor added, dose increased, one month later kills twin daughters & himself.
The Dark Side of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington: Battle With Addiction Inspired and Plagued Singer, Shadowing His Massive Success — (E News)
SSRI Ed note: Linkin Park lead singer, history of depression, heavy drinking, antidepressant use, hangs himself.
Jury to decide fate of CPD Ofc. Steven Smith’s killer, Lincoln Rutledge — (NBC4  WCMH TV)
SSRI Ed note: Divorced man depressed mixes alcohol, antidepressants, becomes paranoid, aggressive, suicidal, delusional, kills policeman in standoff. Gets life, no parole.
Revealed: Finsbury Park terror suspect was sent to rehab for drink and drugs addictions as his sister claims he stole wallet from their blind great granddad — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Finsbury Park terror suspect revealed as devoted father, troubled man, suicidal after splitting with long-time partner and taking antidepressants.
Pennsylvania Mom Kills Herself and Her 2 Young Kids in Murder-Suicide During ‘Bitter’ Divorce — (People)
SSRI Ed note: Mom separating from husband gets "treatment" for "mental health" issues, shoots and kills her son, 4, daughter 10 and herself.
Heartbreaking note left by girl unable to cope with her mother’s death — (Metro)
SSRI Ed note: Young woman prescribed antidepressants to help her cope with death of mum dies by suicide.
Mom who killed 2 children, self left note: ‘Just know I loved my kids’ — (The Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Separated woman taking various psychiatric medications sedates and strangles her children, kills herself.
50-year murder sentence reduced to 27 years for man who killed his ex-wife — (NJ.com)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, history of domestic violence, becomes delusional, stabs estranged wife to death.
‘Shaken’ heritage chief took own life after row with his new employer — (Herald Scotland)
SSRI Ed note: Successful man, long history of depression being on antidepressants, argues with boss, quits job, impulsively hangs himself. Coroner finds suicide.
Ex-MMA fighter convicted of kidnapping former girlfriend, Las Vegas jury finds fighter known as War Machine guilty on 29 counts — (The Toledo Blade)
SSRI Ed note: Martial arts fighter taking steroids, stimulant, antidepressant drugs brutally attacks grlfriend, "roid rage" blamed.
Ricki Lake Reveals Her Ex-Husband Died by Suicide amid Battle with Bipolar Disorder: ‘I Wanted to Save Him’ — (
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych drugs for years suffers severe mood swings, probably caused by the meds, eventually dies by suicide. So sad and so typical.
Tattenhall mother takes her own life after marriage breakdown — (Chester Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist doubles dose of Prozac for depressed woman who is not helped by the drug. She commits suicide, coroner does not suspect the med.
DeLand man guilty in strangling, stabbing death of girlfriend — (Daytona Beach News-Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Man in Adderall withdrawal, recently started Zoloft, "snaps" during argument with girlfriend, strangles, stabs her to death. Involuntary intox argument fails.
‘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)
SSRI Ed note: Couple splits, man takes antidepressants, suffers nightmares about harming ex, beloved daughter. Drowns her, pet dogs, hangs himself. Revenge motive blamed.
Glamour model stabbed her boyfriend to death when he sent text saying: ‘It’s over’ — (The Irish Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Former model who drinks and takes antidepressants has serious air rage incident, is argumentative, murders her boyfriend when he decides to leave her.
Accused Richard Bain testifies about ‘big depression’ – Montreal — (Eastern Ontario Network Television)
Nice attack: What we know about Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Nice, France: man on antidepressants, not religious or a terrorist, kills more than 80 people with his truck on Bastille day. Police shoot and kill him.
Sheriff: Texas woman shot daughters to make husband ‘suffer’ — (Canadian Press)
SSRI Ed note: Treatment for depression in 2012 starts "downward spiral" for loving mom, with suicide attempts, marriage destroyed. Shoots daughters. Killed by police.
Wife begged tragic Derbyshire man ‘not to be let out’ of hospital before his death — (Derbyshire Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man distraught over grandmother's death, split with wife, given antidepressants, attempts suicide, later succeeds. Depression blamed.
Orlando shooter was body builder, reportedly bipolar — (Macleans)
SSRI Ed note: Man, history of violence, steroid user,"bipolar", worried he is psychotic, researches psych meds 3 weeks before shooting 103 at Orlando nightclub, killing 50.