Congressman Jamie Raskin shares son’s obituary: ‘The pain became overwhelming’ — (Today)
SSRI Ed note: Talented, idealistic man dies by suicide after "long battle w. depression". Very likely antidepressants made him worse, suicidal. Parents blame "disease".
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.
NYC mom in suicide plunge that killed daughter was weaning off medication — (The New York Post)
SSRI 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.
Couple face death penalty for ‘murder’ of Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney, 3, after she was ‘abducted & drugged’ — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Trazodone with woman, 30, kidnaps 3-yr old ,sexually abuses her, gives her drugs and murders her. Faces death penalty.
‘Dad would never hurt mom intentionally’: Toronto man, 82, apologizes for strangling Helen Fronczak, his wife of nearly 60 years — (Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: Man given antidepressants after tragedy is withdrawn, lethargic, strangles beloved wife in fit of delirium, no memory after. Media sees domestic violence.
Man charged with killing wife, kids after being found in bed with bodies — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants drinks beer, stabs wife and children to death, climbs into bed with them until he is found.
Elderly couple ‘happily married’ before dementia killing, report finds — (BBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Man happily married 50 yrs, is given citalopram by GP, causes alarming dreams, Loazepam substituted, he deteriorates, stabs wife to death. Dementia blamed.
A&E doctor, 29, hanged herself after 12-year battle with alopecia and depression — (The World News)
SSRI Ed note: Talented physician / musician, on antidepressants for over 10 years, gets dose doubled, drinks alcohol, dies by suicide.
Grieving family identifies 11-year-old allegedly murdered by older brother — (KIRO 7 News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds,"agitated" after call with psychiatrist, stabs beloved younger brother to death. Family stunned: "a side of him" they had never seen.
Massey stabbing: Accused Manchao Li off his medication and had major anger issues, jury told — (New Zealand Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Citalopram, Risperidone for "major depression" stabs ex-wife to death in public in the day, claims he was crazy at the time. Psychiatrst disagrees.
Detroit police sniper shoots barricaded gunman who terrorized hostage — (Detroit Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Man on medication for "bipolar" stops taking it, experiences mania in withdrawal, takes girlfriend hostage, killed by police after 9 hr standoff.
Gunman killed, woman hostage freed unharmed after standoff in Detroit — (The Detroit News)
SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed with bipolar stops taking his medication, takes his girlfriend hostage, has standoff with police, is shot and killed.
Trial begins for B.C. mother accused of drugging and drowning her 7-year-old daughter — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Mother on cannabis, benzodiazepines and alcohol drugs and drowns her 7-yr old, lies face down in tub after 2 relationship breakdowns, several suicide attempts.
‘WORST OF TRAGEDIES’ Baby found dead at Dublin home after mum’s body discovered at M50 — (Sunday World)
SSRI Ed note: New mom, a nurse,"understood to have been suffering from post-natal depression" (which means antidepressants) kills 7-mo -old son, herself.
‘He was the best guy’: Questions, grief and advocacy follow suicide deaths — (The Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: "terrific" man quits taking antidepressants that didn't help "cold turkey", falls into a terrible state, dies by suicide a week later.
Grieving mother feels her transgender daughter was ‘let down’ by mental health services in Bristol — (The Bristol Post)
SSRI Ed note: Young trans woman prescribed antidepressants is suicidal, she wants DBT but not available, goes through gender reassignment, dies by suicide.
Depressed mum strangled autistic son before suicide near Bukit Timah Nature Reserve — (The Straits Times)
SSRI Ed note: Mom feels low, diagnosed w. "major depressive disorder", gets antidepressant & tranquilliser, worries unduly about 5-yr-old son, strangles him, kills herself.
‘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)
SSRI 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.
Knife-wielding Lancaster man killed by cops was mentally-ill, off meds, sister says — (New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from antidepressants, neuroleptics has episode of mania, psychosis, charges at police officer with knife, is shot and killed.
Former Firefighter Accused of Trying to Kill Wife in Murder-for-Hire Plot — (ABC News)
SSRI 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)
SSRI 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)
SSRI Ed note: Man "suffering depression" sends alarming text to parents, kills his family and himself.
YouTube star Landon Clifford’s suicide followed long struggle with depression, drugs — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Young man, medicated since childhood is addicted to 3 meds for depression and "uppers", never learns to manage emotions without drugs, dies by suicide.
TRAGIC DEATH Celeb photographer’s ex gave autistic son, 10, sleeping drug before ‘putting sponge in his mouth and tying it’ — (The Irish Sun)
Dylan Freeman inquest hears mother called friend to admit killing — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Loving mom of disabled boy prescribed antidepressants, she becomes psychotic, kills him shortly after, confined to hospital. COVID lockdown blamed, not meds.
Nearly Three-Quarters of Youth Behind Bars Suffer From Mental Health Issues — (News 21)
SSRI Ed note: Deprived American kids w bad parenting, other traumas diagnosed "mentally ill", given prozac, risperdal, ritalin, seroquel, etc instead of what they need.
Oklahoma woman arrested after allegedly stabbing infant — (Stillwater News-Press)
SSRI Ed note: New mom recently diagnosed with post-partum depression (= antidepressants) stabs husband and baby.
Doctor said he had difficulty talking to mum of suicide victim Sophie Parkinson — (The Born and Dundee Evening Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: GP prescribes anxious youngster antidepressants, doesn't tell her mum the pills can cause suicidality, respects patient confidentiality, she dies by suicide.
Alabama woman admits to smothering 4-year-old daughter with pillow, gets life sentence— (Boston25News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman in withdrawal from 13 psych meds suffers "blackout", smothers beloved little girl, lies about it, no cause of death identified, later confesses.
Mental Illness and Police Violence — (Psych Central)
SSRI Ed note: People diagnosed mentally ill (= drugged), are 16 times more likely to be killed by police that others. Meds the usual cause of aggressive behaviour.
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.
Antidepressant Prescriptions, Including Tricyclics, Continue to Increase in Canadian Children — (Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology)
SSRI Ed note: Research shows that antidepressant prescriptions to Canadian kids continue to grow - for imaginary disorders - despite no approval, no efficacy, & known harms.
Antidepressant prescribing for Canadian youth has increased: study — (CTV News/Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology)
SSRI Ed note: In Canada, antidepressant prescriptions for children 18 and younger increased 36% from 2012 to 2016, mostly fluoxetine.
Moment wife asks husband ‘is this true?’ as he is confronted by paedophile hunters after ‘texting 14-year-old girl’ before he was arrested by police — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking sertraline/Zoloft drinks alcohol, incites a minor to sexual activity, is busted, claims no memory of his actions.
Mother of man killed by cops after calling 911 says police service hasn’t ‘even apologized’ — (CTV News)
SSRI Ed note: Young man on psych meds for a decade predictably suffers problems, calls 911, police come over, shoot and kill him, face no consequences.
Loving husband and father died after tragic mental health battle — (Devon Live)
SSRI Ed note: Long-time user of antidepressants feels depressed, suicidal (so obviously meds don't work), tried to reduce drug causing headaches, dies by suicide.
Hempfield Township man admits to killing his father, sentenced to 10-30 years in prison — (WTAE Pittsburgh Action News 4)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds for 19 years has a blow up following "medication mistake", beats father, 92, to death. Meds responsible but he gets 10-30 yrs in prison.
Depressed dad, 47, who lost IT job due to coronavirus pandemic takes his own life — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Man loses job in pandemic, is prescribed antidepressant, he appears to be fine but dies by suicide with no warning. Meds not suspected.
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.
A stacked deck: How police forces get away with killing more than 1,000 Americans a year — (Business Insider)
SSRI 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.
‘Gifted’ schoolboy, 18, killed himself by crashing into a lorry after missing out on place at top uni — (The  Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Kind, gifted student feels anxious, counsellor prescribes fluoxetine, he dies by suicide shortly after. Coroner does not suspect role of medication in tragedy.
Antidepressants linked to increased suicide and self-harm in teens — (BigThink.com)
SSRI Ed note: Evidence shows that in addition to other negative side effects, antidepressants increase suicidality. Why are we increasingly prescribing to young people?
Steve Bing pals: Suicide spurred by money, drugs and mental health struggle — (Page Six)
SSRI Ed note: Hollywood mogul takes antidepressants for years, is not close to his kids, has drug problem, manages his fortune poorly, dies by suicide.
WHY WAS HE FREE? Reading terror suspect Khairi Saadallah released from mental hospital days before attack after severe psychotic episode — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed with depression and treated by mental health unit deteriorates, experiences psychosis, stabs and kills 3. Terrorism, street drugs blamed.
Barrow man Paul Joseph Smith had ‘potentially lethal’ concentration of antidepressants in system — (The Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking 2 antidepressants is suicidal, has friend over, they drink too much, he dies of overdose, coroner rules suicide.
Teacher gets 34 years to life for murdering ex’s girlfriend in front of kids — (Deseret News)
SSRI 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.
Leading heart doctor, 63, hanged himself after fighting secret 40-year battle against depression — (BrinkWire)
SSRI Ed note: Caring physician, many years on antidepressants suffers recurring depression, drinks, is suicidal, self-harms, drugs don't help, hangs himself.
Man, 35, was found by royal protection officers in grounds of Princess Anne’s country home after he threatened to stab her in series of 999 calls, court hears — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking psych meds suffers from violent thoughts, obsessed with stabbing Princess Anne, banned from park near her home.
Woman with mental health problems admits to killing her mother — (Montreal Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Woman with long exposure to psych meds suffers significant thought disturbance, hostile to her mom, prepares for invasion by hostile org, stabs mom to death.
‘He loved me so much…’: Shah Rukh Khan mourns Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise — (Free Press Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Popular Bollywood actor takes antidepressants, hangs himself, everyone shocked.