Ashley Massaro Died of Apparent Suicide After Claiming Years of Depression, Injuries Suffered from WWE Career — (The Blast)Thursday, May 23rd, 2019SSRI Ed note: Former WWE wrestling star suffers effects of repeated head injuries, including depression. She takes antidepressants, unexpectedly hangs herself. CTE blamed.
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.
Ex-Fort Carson soldier admits to killing man in botched robbery — (Colorado Springs Gazette)Friday, January 27th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Ex-soldier diagnosed with PTSD, on medication for depression and anxiety, breaks in to a home with plans to steal, stabs a man to death. Gets 45 - 60 yrs.
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.
The Concussion Diaries: One High School Football Player’s Secret Struggle with CTE — (GQ)Tuesday, January 10th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Young football player given Zoloft, Adderall, possible CTE, unsurprisingly feels very "messed up", suicidal, dies by suicide. Meds not suspected.
How Football Pulled The Trigger: Zack Langston’s Family Reflects On His Tragically Short Life — (Vice Sports)Thursday, December 17th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Football player, 27, possible CTE, is given antidepressants including Lexapro, has mood swings, rages, suicidal thoughts, dies by suicide. Meds not suspected.
Hunt family inquest reopens pain of tragic deaths — (The Australian)Wednesday, October 7th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Kim Hunt takes antidepressants on and off, with negative impact on her personality, patience with her children. Husband eventually kills entire family.
A Year Later, Trying to Comprehend a Young Hockey Player’s Suicide — (New York Times)Saturday, October 25th, 2014
Whitewash from the Outset, the Fort Hood Shootings April 2, 2014 — (Donald J. Farber, Attorney at Law); Army Report: Fort Hood Mass Shooter Ivan Lopez on Psychotropic Cocktail of Celexa, Wellbutrin, Ambien, LunestaTuesday, May 20th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Lawyer and expert who testified before House of Representatives, at FDA public hearings exposes cover-up of SSRI effects by military brass.
Dad describes son’s suicide — (The Tribune Chronicle)Wednesday, January 15th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Iraq Vet, on Valium, Percocet, Paxil - dose increased 4 times - for PTSD, pain, shoots & kills himself in front of Dad. Care criticized, Paxil not a suspect.
About CTE — (Heads Up! CTE)Sunday, December 29th, 2013
Is Titus Young the latest NFL player suffering from hits to the head? — (CBS Sports.com)Friday, May 17th, 2013SSRI Ed note: Football player in withdrawal exhibits increasingly aggressive, belligerent behaviour, gets into trouble. Concussions / CTE blamed.
Ryan Freel seemed to have it all—a major league career, a loving family, a few million in the bank. But life without baseball was more than he could bear — (Sportsnet)Thursday, April 18th, 2013SSRI Ed note: Major league baseball player takes antidepressants, suffers concussion, marriage ends, he kills himself with gun.
Expert pans Fujita’s psychosis defense; Psychiatrist says rage led to killing — (Boston Globe)Monday, March 4th, 2013SSRI Ed note: Man taking sister's medication for sleep, anxiety and antidepressant is increasingly depressed, withdrawn, murders his ex-girlfriend.
Brain Ailments in Veterans Likened to Those in Athletes — (New York Times)Wednesday, May 16th, 2012SSRI Ed note: Iraq veteran suffers emotional problems, takes antidepressants, hangs himself. Researchers speculate C.T.E. a cause.
The Tragic Suicide Death of Junior Seau — (Psych Central)Sunday, March 4th, 2012SSRI Ed note: Former NFL player takes Ambien, even though it is not helping him sleep. He dies by suicide, CTE is the suspected cause, not the med.
Mother, friend say Belak battled depression — (National Post)Friday, September 2nd, 2011
More Thoughts On Rick Rypien, Head Trauma — (Capital Region Sports)Friday, August 19th, 2011
DiManno: What drove a mother to drown her daughters — (The Sunday Star)Friday, November 5th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Mom with no coping skills and no support system takes psychoactive medication, loses custody of kids, drowns them. Mental illness is blamed.
Care-home shooting suspect a Gulf War vet suffering from stress disorder—(Vancouver Sun)Thursday, April 2nd, 2009SSRI Ed note: Vet of Gulf war in care home following serious accident, on depression meds, has incident of barricading, attacking other residents.
Man with head trauma ordered to stand trial for fatally stabbing surgeon father — (The Gazette)Friday, March 13th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Man with CTE on Ambien, Lexapro has delusions, stabs and kills surgeon father,
Despite PTSD, fallen soldier was determined to return to Iraq — (Rocky Mountain News)Monday, April 21st, 2008SSRI Ed note: Army man suffers thought disturbance on antidepressants, tells father about issue, dies by suicide. His wife recognizes antidepressants as cause.
Benoit tests show major brain damage — (Florida Sun Sentinal)Friday, September 7th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Pro wrestler on steroids takes Zoloft, murders wife and son then hangs himself.
‘I don’t want anyone to end up like me’ — (The Boston Globe)Friday, February 2nd, 2007SSRI Ed note: Former Patriots' linebacker with CTE takes Wellbutrin, Prozac, depression worsens, he becomes confused, unreliable, has memory lapses, loses relationship.
Smith acquitted on insanity defense — (Charlotte Sun Herald)Saturday, March 5th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants becomes disoriented, fires gun at gas station. Stops drug, is fine again. Pleads insanity, judge accepts.
A tormented soul — (ESPN.com)Monday, January 24th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Former NFL football player suffers serious loss of quality of life from effects of polypharmacy, including antidepressants. Dies at 50.
Depression-awareness campaign aids Bradshaw too — (Chicago Tribune)Friday, October 3rd, 2003SSRI Ed note: Former NFL Quarterback suffered concussions, now has depression and memory loss.
The Downsides of Prozac — (Harvard Magazine)Thursday, June 1st, 2000SSRI Ed note: Glenmullen explains the phenomenon of SSRIs giving a temporary mood boost to some, the effects wearing off, and the taker being left more depressed.
COLLEAGUES HELPLESS AS THEY OBSERVED FIREFIGHTER’S DESCENT — (The Miami Herald)Saturday, March 1st, 1997
Police: Mother Set Child On Fire – Penni Davis Lit A Cinderella Blanket On Fire While She And Her 6-Year-Old Daughter —Were Sitting On It, The Child Told Sheriff’s Deputies — (The Syracuse Post-Standard)Tuesday, October 4th, 1994SSRI Ed note: Woman on multiple antidepressants decides to kills herself and her your daughter to escape an unknown threat. Luckily she fails.