ANTIDEPRESSANT?? Another Great Comedian, Robin Williams, Lost to Suicide or Murder by Prescription?

 

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams 1951 – 2014

The question remains…HOW MANY MEDS CAN ONE TAKE WITH SUICIDE WARNINGS BEFORE THE SYNERGISTIC EFFECTS PRODUCE SUICIDE WHEN WARNINGS INDICATE ONLY ONE IS ENOUGH TO PRODUCE SUICIDE???

From the  Levadopa package insert warnings we read: “All patients should be observed carefully for the development of depression with concomitant suicidal tendencies”

Of course this same warning comes with “any antidepressant ever approved by the FDA or any antidepressant to ever be approved by the FDA in the future” ….. the wording of such a comprehensive warning still rings in my ears as I stood in anticipation to hear the conclusion of the FDA Advisory Committee a decade ago. Sadly that warning was not comprehensive enough to save one of America’s most beloved comedians.

Today the toxicology confirmed all I said – statements I got a lot of flack for even from those who are suppose to know how deadly these antidepressants are! Several of Robin’s close friends have also said they thought these drugs caused his suicide. Now, according to the article below, we know that Robin Williams was on THREE prescription drugs that carry suicide as a warning!!! He was taking two antidepressants (antidepressants should never be given together due to the toxic effects of doing so) along with an anti-Parkinson drug also known to produce suicide as a side effect.

Just how much did they think he was capable of warding off those powerful mind altering effects?! After working these cases for 25 years I would say his family should not even hesitate in filing a wrongful death case in his behalf! He would not have had a chance on that combination of drugs! “Williams had two types of antidepressants in his system when he died, as well as a Parkinson’s medication, caffeine and another ingredient found in tea and cocoa, the autopsy found.”

In 1998 the world lost comedian Phil Hartman in a tragic murder/suicide. Pfizer, the makers of Zoloft, settled a wrongful death suit for their deaths brought against them by the Hartman children, Sean and Birgin. We also came too close to losing Jim Carey and Roseanne Barr to the same medications that took Phil from us – antidepressants. But just how similar was Robin William’s situation to that of singer Del Shannon who was lost to antidepressants in 1990?

Del Shannon (Charles Westover) died February 8, 1990. February 26, 1990 People ran a ridiculous article titled “Singer Del Shoots Himself, Leaving Others to Wonder Why He Ran Away” It went on to say, “For now, Shannon’s family and friends, like the character in the singer’s most famous song, can only wonder why.”

In September of 1991 I met Del’s wife, Lee Anne, after she had learned why she lost Del. We became fast friends when we both testified before the FDA Advisory Committee on Prozac induced suicide. We were to later learn that the members of that committee had major vested interests in the millions but were allowed to sign wavers stating that those funds would not influence their vote that day. And so the committee reassured the world that Prozac was not causing suicides as they ran home to count their money coming in from the drug makers.

From the beginning Del’s wife believed her husband’s death must have been an accident. “Del was too loving, too considerate a person to do something like this,” she says. “He would never do it, knowing it would hurt those who loved him.”

By the time we met a year and a half later she had learned his death was murder, pre-meditated murder via Prozac with the culpable parties being Eli Lilly and his family physician. Del’s career was beginning to really take off again and he was quickly reaching burn out. So he had gone to his family doctor who suggested Prozac. After going very holistic to beat a previous alcohol addiction Del refused the prescription because he did not want to use chemicals of any kind any longer. So the doctor told him that Prozac was not a chemical, but a mineral he was missing! Three weeks later he shot himself after kissing his wife as she left for the grocery store.

The People magazine article addressed his previous drinking problem: “When I was 20, I was drinking,” Shannon told the Los Angeles Times last year. “When I was 30, I was drinking more, and at 40, way too much.”

The one major issue that caught my attention in 1990 with this first SSRI antidepressant, Prozac, the mother of all SSRI and SNRI antidepressants, was the compulsion to drink alcohol. Living in Salt Lake City at the time I watched Mormons raised without any alcohol become staggering alcoholics almost overnight when given Prozac. Then as Zoloft was introduced we found it to be doing the same and such has been the case with all of these serotonergic medications since then. Someone who has a problem with alcohol should NEVER be given an antidepressant because of the potential of these drugs to produce these overwhelming cravings for alcohol!

Did Del’s use of Prozac bring those cravings for alcohol back making him think he could never overcome his addiction that he was so sure he had beaten leading him to lose all hope? The possibility is a strong one with more recent studies showing that almost half of those who take SSRIs after a problem with alcohol will INCREASE their drinking. Del’s wife did file a wrongful death suit and I have no doubt in my own mind (for many varied reasons) that case was settled by Eli Lilly and the doctor who lied to Del.

According to reports Robin Williams had recently been dealing with alcohol problems and went into rehab. Rehabs are notorious for prescribing antidepressants! I would hope his family would persue this and look for what really happened to Robin. If an antidepressant had been consumed this was not a suicide, but a premeditated murder! Warnings should be given for those who have had problems with alcohol or drugs in the past.

As for the Parkinson’s he was diagnosed with, I have no doubt that was caused by the antidepressants they had given him because Parkinson’s symptoms were the very first adverse reactions seen with the mother drug of all these antidepressants, Prozac. Antidepressants can cause all kinds of movement disorders, the worst being akathisia which is a Greek term meaning “can’t sit still.” It is also known to trigger suicide.

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

ORIGINAL ARTICLES: https://www.yahoo.com/movies/robin-williams-autopsy-confirms-death-by-suicide-102038264302.html

ORIGINAL TOXICOLOGY ARTICLE FROM AP: https://celebrity.yahoo.com/news/robin-williams-autopsy-found-no-illegal-drugs-212212641.html

Robin Williams’ autopsy found no illegal drugs

Associated Press

By KRISTIN J. BENDERNovember 7, 2014
FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2011 file photo, actor Robin Williams poses for a portrait during the "Happy Feet" Press Junket in Beverly Hills, Calif. Authorities say an autopsy on Williams found no alcohol or illegal drugs in his system when he committed suicide at his Northern California home in August 2014. The Marin County sheriff's office released the autopsy results Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams’ autopsy found no alcohol or illegal drugs were in his body when he killed himself at his Northern California home in August, sheriff’s officials said Friday.

The results released by the Marin County sheriff’s office found that the actor had taken prescription medications, but in “therapeutic concentrations.”

The coroner ruled Williams’ death a suicide that resulted from asphyxia due to hanging.

Sheriff’s officials have said Williams was found in the bedroom of his home in Tiburon on the morning of Aug. 11. His death had been preliminarily ruled a suicide, with sheriff’s officials saying he hanged himself with a belt.

Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, has said the actor and comedian was struggling with depression, anxiety and a recent Parkinson’s diagnosis when his personal assistant found him dead.

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Williams had publicly acknowledged periodic struggles with substance abuse, and he had entered a substance abuse program shortly before his death. According to the coroner’s report, his wife told an investigator Williams did not go there because of recent drug or alcohol abuse, but rather to reaffirm the principles of his rehabilitation.

According to his wife, Williams was having trouble sleeping and had shown increased signs of paranoia before he committed suicide, the autopsy report said. Medical records confirmed he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in November 2013 but had symptoms since 2011, including a left arm tremor and the slowing of left hand movements. Treatments with drugs in May 2014 led to some improvement, according to the report, and he remained physically active until his death.

Williams had two types of antidepressants in his system when he died, as well as a Parkinson’s medication, caffeine and another ingredient found in tea and cocoa, the autopsy found.

Authorities have said Williams was last seen alive by his wife when she went to bed the night of Aug. 10. She woke up the next morning and left, thinking he was still asleep elsewhere in the house.

Shortly after that, Williams’ assistant came to the home and became concerned when he failed to respond to knocks at a door. The assistant found the 63-year-old actor in a bedroom, according to sheriff’s officials.

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Williams also had superficial cuts on his wrist, and a pocketknife was found nearby.

The results of Williams’ autopsy, including the toxicology tests, were originally slated to be released Sept. 20. Marin County officials later announced a Nov. 3 release date, but the report was further delayed. Toxicology reports routinely take up to six weeks to complete.

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Associated Press writer Sudhin Thanawala contributed to this report.

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ANTIDEPRESSANT: Teacher Stabbed to Death in UK

 

Catholic school stabbing

ANTIDEPRESSANT: Teacher Stabbed to Death

in Front of Class in Catholic School in the UK

From the article below we learn a few things about the young man who stabbed his teacher to death:

“The alleged killer comes from a respectable middle-class family. His mother works as a human resources manager for a local firm and his father is a council executive.

“A 16-year-old classmate described the teenager as having few friends, saying he had been bullied previously and taken anti-depressants.

“The boy was an ‘A grade pupil’ but he disliked Spanish and could not stand  the teacher.”

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2614929/School-mourns-best-teacher-middle-class-drug-user-15-Grim-Reaper-Facebook-page-held-UKs-murder-teacher-school.html

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/  And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. These reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid!

 

 

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Corey Baadsgaard – FDA Testimony

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Corey Baadsgaard is, instead, in the county jail, writing letters of apology to classmates he has known since kindergarten – the same ones he forced into a classroom corner using a loaded big-game hunting rifle and swear words many had never heard him use before…..

….And school officials have since discovered that in the days before he brought the gun to school, he was having trouble adjusting to a new anti-depressant medication.

 

 

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Breathing Rosemary Oil Enhances Memory, Fights Alzheimer’s

Rosemary

Rosemary Boosts Memory

Old Superstitions Were on to Something
When It Comes to This Memory Herb

Antidepressant medications have extreme adverse effects upon memory. So adverse are those effects upon memory that amnesia was listed as a frequent side effect to the first SSRI antidepressant Prozac and should follow for all subsequent SSRI and SNRI antidepressants released since then. Memory loss is one of the most common long term effects of antidepressants making this information on Rosemary oil just out so important to those taking or who have taken antidepressants.

Ancient Greek scholars wore this herb around their heads to help them remember their studies. The ancient Egyptians put it in tombs and early Europeans threw it into graves to help them remember the dead.

It’s been given to wedding guests to remember the occasion and also to the happy couple to remind them of their sacred vows. It’s been placed under pillows to enhance recall during sleep.

All these old superstitions are fun, but does the herb have any real memory-boosting power? Surprisingly, yes!

Rosemary is proving to have real merit in preserving and enhancing memory and cognition.

15% Improvement in Long-Term Memory

The first tests on this herb for memory were published in 2003. Researchers studied 132 volunteers for the effects of rosemary in the form of an essential oil (a very strong concentrate extracted from the whole herb). Those exposed to the aroma had a 15% improvement in long-term memory.

This can occur because molecules in the oils are extremely small and can be absorbed into the bloodstream through the olfactory nerve in the nose and via the lungs. They can also cross the blood-brain barrier to have direct effects on the brain.

NPR Radio Show on Oils

I did a radio show on National Public Radio with Kathy Farmer, who is now an expert on the oils and teaches doctors about the oils after using these oils to help her daughter come off Zoloft. This was done right after we got the 2005 warning from the FDA on increased suicide in children using antidepressants. But Kathy does a wonderful job of explaining the science behind how the oils work upon the brain and can help after the use of antidepressants.

You can find that NPR program by going down to section #1 on our website at http://www.drugawareness.org/alternatives/ and then click on the NPR logo which looks like this:

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Dr. Mark Moss, lead researcher from the University of Northumbria in the UK, commented: “What is interesting is the possibility of using rosemary over a long period to maintain cognitive performance. It could be that a bit more rosemary with lunch maintains a healthy mind throughout life.”

A later study by Dr. Moss tested volunteers’ ability to do mental arithmetic. Those subjected to the aroma of rosemary saw enhanced aspects of cognition, with greater speed and accuracy. Performance outcomes improved for each task tested.

The most recent Moss study tested prospective memory – remembering events that are expected to occur in the near future and remembering to complete tasks at a certain time. Those exposed to the essential oil performed at a 60 – 75% higher level compared to those not exposed. They were better able to remember events, complete tasks and had greater speed of recall.

More Effective Than Dementia Drugs

Rosemary is able to improve brain function by several mechanisms. It contains a chemical important for memory called 1,8-cineole. Blood levels of this substance rise when a person is exposed to the rosemary scent. 1,8-cineole also has the ability to inhibit acetyl-cholinesterase, an enzyme that reduces brain function. It is among the key enzymes that promote Alzheimer’s disease. Most dementia drugs target this enzyme.

Not only does rosemary contain 1,8-cineole, it also contains rosmarinic acid and ursolic acid. These compounds are also able to inhibit acetylcholinesterase. So altogether, rosemary boasts three factors that work to reduce a dangerous mind-destroying enzyme.

Rosemary also contains carnosic acid, a natural chemical that protects against the ravaging effects of free radicals in the brain that contribute to neurodegeneration.

Dr. Takumi Satoh of Iwate University offered this thought about carnosic acid: “It means that we can do even better in protecting the brain from terrible disorders such as Alzheimer’s, perhaps even slowing down the effects of normal aging.”

Makes You Feel Good Too

Experiments with human volunteers suggest another benefit I find very attractive: The aroma of rosemary elevates a person’s mood. People reported feeling fresher and more active, with greater alertness and less drowsiness. Those who had a massage with rosemary oil said they felt more vigorous and cheerful.

Let me make it clear that the only oil I recommend using is Young Living because there are too many oil companies that extract their oils by using chemicals. I would NEVER recommend using oils processed like that for inhalation. Inhaling something is a direct hit to the brain and you want to make sure what you are inhaling is in its purist form. Young Living Oils are processed via low temperatures (which preserves the enzymes in the oils) steam distillation giving you the purist form you can find to use. If you would like to try it for yourself you can order a bottle by clicking the link below:

Order Rosemary Oil Here and help support us in this battle for truth about antidepressant dangers: https://www.youngliving.org/adrianneb

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Original Article on Rosemary with additional links to more information:http://naturalhealthinsiders.com/?p=414

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/  And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

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Antidepressants???? Fashion Designer L’Wren Scott Commits Suicide This Morning

LWren Scott

L’Wren Scott Commits Suicide

This morning fashion designer, and long time girlfriend of Mick Jagger, L’Wren Scott sent a message to her aid asking her to stop by her Manhattan apartment. One and one half hours later when she arrived and let herself in with her own key she found Ms. Scott unresponsive, hanging by a scarf from a doorknob. Although she immediately called 911, it was too late to save Ms Scott.

I can tell you that in two and a half decades of tracking an investigating such suicides I have yet to see one like this one that did not involve an antidepressant. It happened early morning, obviously very impulsive and very much out of character, yet seemingly very determined since it was done by hanging from a doorknob.

There are rumors that her business was having problems. If that is true most doctors would not hesitate at all in giving her an antidepressant to “cope” with the stress or even to give her an antidepressant as a sleeping pill. Either way this could have been the end result of taking that prescription. Obviously we will need to wait for further reports, but being raised in Utah she would have had little concern about taking an antidepressant considering the widespread use and acceptance of the drugs there.

See the news feeds below for additional information…

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/ And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. These reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid!

http://gothamist.com/2014/03/17/lwren_scott_mick_jaggers_girlfriend.php#photo-1

L’Wren Scott, a fashion model and designer who has dated Mick Jagger since 2001, was reportedly found dead in an apartment in Chelsea this morning. A source familiar with the investigation says that Scott’s body was found by her assistant at around 10 a.m. in a unit at 200 Eleventh Avenue.
The Post and the Daily News are reporting that Scott, 47, was found hanging by a scarf from a doorknob. An NYPD spokesman said they could not confirm the identity of the victim because the family has not been notified. The spokesman added that the Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. Jagger’s Twitter account posted this photo of the Rolling Stones singer in Australia earlier today.

Scott, born Luann Bambrough, was adopted by a Mormon couple and raised in Utah. After photographer Bruce Weber spotted her 6’3″ frame (with 42-inch legs), she modeled for Chanel and Thierry Mugler in Paris. In the 1990s, she moved to LA and became a stylist for Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone, eventually designing her own clothes for shoots.
In 2006, Scott started her own fashion label, emphasizing sexy, form-flattering clothes; she told the Telegraph, “I’ve never met a woman who thinks she’s got a good enough figure.” Her designs have been worn by Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker, Madonna, Michelle Obama and Christina Hendricks. (Hendricks wore a Scott design at the Vanity Fair Oscars party last month.) Last fall, Scott worked with Banana Republic on a collaboration, that was by all accounts a success.
If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: do not leave the person alone; remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt; and call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/17/showbiz/celebrity-news-gossip/lwren-scott-designer-obit/

(CNN) — L’Wren Scott, a noted fashion designer who has been Mick Jagger’s companion for more than a decade, was found dead in her New York apartment Monday of an apparent suicide, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation. She was 49.
Scott’s assistant found the designer hanging from a door knob with a scarf around her neck, the official said.
There were no signs of forced entry, and police did not find a suicide note, the official said.
Her assistant told police Scott sent a text Monday morning asking the assistant to “come by, and when the assistant arrived at approximately 10:02 a.m., Scott was dead in the living room, prompting the assistant to call police,” according to the official.
The New York Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death, according to Sgt. Nieves with the New York Police Department
A spokesman for Mick Jagger said that the singer was completely shocked and devastated by the news.
Scott had been dating Jagger, 70, since at least 2003. The lanky former model designed clothes worn by a number of celebrities, including Madonna, Allison Williams and Christina Hendricks. She also created many of Jagger’s looks for the Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary tour, which began in 2012 and is currently in Australia.
In addition to her haute creations, she designed a collection for Banana Republic that was introduced late last year.
“I don’t really jump on anything unless I believe it will deliver the quality and standards I stay true to. It is a very fun happy collection and I think it is classic and timeless and elegant,” she told Vanity Fair at the introduction last October.
Celebrities attending the event included Hendricks, Ke$ha, Rashida Jones and Michael B. Jordan, as well as Jagger.
On Monday, several stars mourned Scott on social media.
Actress Olivia Munn tweeted, “Shocked and saddened by the passing of @lwrenscott … she was an amazing soul, talented artist and an unbelievably giving friend. RIP.” Fellow designer Rachel Roy tweeted, “Rest in Peace, L’Wren Scott. You will be forever missed.”

http://nypost.com/2014/03/17/mick-jaggers-model-girlfriend-lwren-scott-commits-suicide/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow

Jagger ‘devastated’ by designer girlfriend L’Wren Scott’s suicide
By Larry Celona, Jamie Schram, Emily Smith, Kenneth Garger, Tara Palmeri and Bruce GoldingMarch 17, 2014 | 12:13pm
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Mick Jagger’s model-turned-designer girlfriend — whose fashion business was failing and millions of dollars in debt — killed herself in her luxurious Manhattan apartment Monday morning, police sources told The Post.
L’Wren Scott’s body was found shortly after 10 a.m. by an assistant to whom she sent a text message saying, “Come by” about 90 minutes earlier, police sources said.
The unidentified assistant used a key to open the front door and found Scott, 6-foot-3, hanging from a scarf tied to the L-shaped handle on a balcony door in the kitchen, sources said.
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L’Wren Scott’s Manhattan apartment building
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The assistant called 911 and cops responded to the ninth-floor apartment at 200 11th Avenue, near 24th Street.
There was no note and no signs of foul play, sources said, adding that Scott simply slumped to the floor after rigging the makeshift noose and let her body weight cut off the oxygen to her brain.
One source described it as a “painless” way to die.
Scott, 49, began dating the Rolling Stones’ frontman in 2001, and last year marked his 70th birthday by posting a vintage photo on Instagram of the rocker at age 21, wearing a pair of swim trunks, just before his band hit it big.
A spokesman for Mick Jagger, currently on tour with the Stones in Australia, said the singer was “completely shocked and devastated” by Scott’s death.
Several close friends, including actress Ellen Barkin, went to Scott’s apartment after learning of her death and spent time there with her body, a pal said.
“They’ve known that something was going on, and it’s been going on for at least a week,” the friend said, adding that Scott had been acting strangely and ducking phone calls.
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L’Wren Scott, pictured here with Vanity Fair west coast editor Krista Smith and Jagger, was honored at the Banana Republic L’Wren Scott Collection hosted by Banana Republic, L’Wren Scott and Krista Smith at Chateau Marmont on November 19, 2013 in Los Angeles.
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Business records on file in Great Britain show that Scott’s London-based business, LS Fashion Ltd., was awash in debt, with an October balance sheet revealing it was $5.9 million in the red for 2012 after recording a $4.2 million deficit for 2011.
The balance sheet lists more than $1.7 million owed creditors within one year, and a whopping $7.6 million falling due after that.
Scott’s suicide also followed the last-minute cancellation of her London Fashion Week show last month, with WWD reporting that she had blamed “production delays in key show and couture pieces.”
But a fashion-industry source said the real reason the show was scrapped was that “L’Wren’s business just crashed.”
Another fashion source said: “I knew something was wrong when L’Wren cancelled her London Fashion Week show. That would have been so important to her. She was very prolific on Instagram and recently had gone quiet and hadn’t been posting so much.”
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The Medical Examiner arrives at the building in Chelsea where designer L’Wren Scott was found dead.
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A third source added: “Everybody who knows L’Wren and Mick are totally and completely shocked.”
“Neither of them drink and do drugs, and they were always really affectionate with each other. There were no signs of problems in their relationship,” the source said.
A friend of Scott’s said she spent Christmas on the Caribbean island of Mustique, where “She was perfectly normal, she was giving out advice.”
“I’ve never known her to say anything to me like ‘I’m sad,’” the pal noted.
In addition, Scott recently cut a deal with the French cosmetics company Caudalie, which in October threw a dinner in her honor at The Plaza, where her friend said Scott was “happy as a clam.”
City records show that Scott’s apartment was bought for $5.6 million in 2010 by a holding company called Scottland Management.
In 2012, she mortaged the property for $1.25 million, then paid off that loan last year.
The swanky condo building features 15 apartments, each of which has a “sky garage” that let residents drive into a an elevator and park their cars on their own floors.
Other residents include Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, as well as Domenico Dolce, co-founder of the famed Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana.
Sources said Scott’s apartment is currently worth at least $9 million, with one source adding that Jagger visited “all the time,” arriving via a chauffered car, and was last seen there a few weeks ago.
The adopted daughter of Mormon parents, Scott was raised in a small town in Utah as Luann Bambrough.
As a teen, she was discovered by famed fashion photographer Bruce Weber and changed her name to model for Chanel and Thierry Mugler before becoming a stylist for celebrities.
She later branched out into design, and is best known for her striking “Headmistress” dress, which has been worn by Madonna and Nicole Kidman.
Other fans of her form-flattering frocks include Naomi Cambell, Kate Moss, Sara Jessica Parker and Michelle Obama.
Additional reporting by Kenneth Garger

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Utah Highway Patrol Reports Large Increase in Wrong-Way Drivers on Freeway

Police Officer Spikes

UHP Responds to SIX Wrong Way Drivers in Three Days

For a long time now I have warned that Utah could be used as a microcosm of what the rest of the country can expect to see soon as a result of antidepressant use. (A few other states could fit that profile as well also due to their high use of antidepressants.) But this trend of high speed wrong-way drivers is one that no one wants to see coming to their neighborhood! As the trooper states in the article below “It’s unfortunately very common.” When we first began to document these cases of wrong-way drivers using antidepressants I never ever dreamed we would get to the point where news reports would say it was now very common!

Please see this first part of the article and then read my comment on that article below to understand more about the connection….

RECENT UPTICK IN WRONG-WAY DRIVERS ON INTERSTATE A CONCERN FOR TROOPERS

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Highway Patrol is seeing a disturbing trend: drivers heading the wrong way at freeway speeds.

“It’s unfortunately very common,” UHP Sgt. Donavan Lucas said Friday. “Why? I don’t know. The on-ramps and off-ramps are pretty self-explanatory.”

It’s a trend that is a real danger to public safety and officers.

During a three-day stretch last month, from Feb. 6 to Feb. 9, state troopers responded to six calls of drivers heading into oncoming traffic on the interstate. Three of the drivers were arrested for investigation of DUI….

….“Somebody that’s impaired doesn’t have any idea of what they’re doing or where they’re going,” Lucas said.

Original article: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598720/Recent-spate-of-wrong-way-drivers-on-interstate-a-concern-for-troopers.html

My comment: “They don’t know why they are seeing an increase in wrong-way drivers? Has anyone considered toxicology tests on these people or recent medication history?

“For years I have taken reports from those on antidepressants that tell me they have driven the wrong way on a freeway at high speeds. They report the same in recent abrupt withdrawal from antidepressants.

“And for two decades I have documented tragic accidents where those on antidepressants have driven the wrong way on freeways at high speeds and had accidents killing others. Considering the strong negative impact these drugs have on blood sugar this reaction should not surprise anyone.

“Might be a good idea to check the connection to these prescription drugs before something worse happens.”

I do know that about five years ago one officer reported that of the 150 DUIs he had handed out that month only three involved alcohol while all the rest involved the use of prescription medications.

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/  And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. These reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid!

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Study: Tumeric More Effective in Treating Depression Than Prozac, Etc.

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Study: Turmeric more Effective than Prozac at Treating Depression

For those who may have missed this…from the article below we read:

A recent study published in Phytotherapy Research says that not only is turmeric effective at treating depression, it may even be more effective than some of the most common anti-depressant drugs currently on the market.

Antidepressants Do NOT Work!

First of all let me point out that the statement quoted above is not completely correct because antidepressants are NOT effective in treating depression contrary to what you hear every evening in television ads. The drugs may give an initial feeling of making a patient think they are feeling better because they work like an anesthetic. When you are feeling nothing of course the feelings of depression, anxiety, etc. stop but you can also lose all the good feelings as well. In fact many patients come off these drugs because they can no longer feel. So, when you consider that information combined with the following facts:

– serotonin has long been known to be ELEVATED rather than low in depression

– serotonin metabolism is what is low in depression and antidepressants inhibit the metabolism of serotonin thus worsening depression

– studies demonstrate the worsening of depression and anxiety after using an antidepressant long term

– the fact that those with anxiety have been found to have serotonin levels EIGHT TIMES HIGHER than normal so clearly elevating those levels with an antidepressant is NOT a good thing

– depression and stress can be detected medically via elevated levels of cortisol, yet one single 30mg dose of Prozac was shown in an early study done by the manufacturer themselves to clearly DOUBLE the level of cortisol!

– the only apparent “beneficial” effects from antidepressants seems to be the stimulant effect they provide as they test out in the blood as amphetamine which explains why patients so often end up with a Bipolar or manic reaction to these drugs

(for supporting scientific research on these statements refer to my book Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare at www.drugawareness.org)

… (so with all of that is taken into consideration) it would appear that this study would demonstrate that tumeric is far more superior in treating depression than any antidepressant ever approved by the FDA.

With this information in mind I invite you to read the information below on the results of this study on tumeric.

But before deciding to make any changes in dose of an antidepressant please see the warnings below and links to withdrawal helps because any abrupt change in dose can cause deadly results if you and/or your doctor do not know what you are doing!!!

One original article with additional links to other info below this:

Study: Turmeric more Effective than Prozac at Treating Depression

by Elizabeth Renter
July 24th, 2013

It’s common knowledge in the natural health world that pharmaceuticals often (if not always) do more harm than good. It’s also clear that foods, herbs, and other natural sources can offer similar benefits without those nasty side effects. Once again, our beliefs have been affirmed by science: A recent study published in Phytotherapy Research says that not only is turmeric effective at treating depression, it may even be more effective than some of the most common anti-depressant drugs currently on the market.

While previous studies have indicated the effectiveness of turmeric (curcumin) in treating serious depression, this study was the first randomized controlled clinical trial of its kind.

Researchers with the Department of Pharmacology of Government Medical College in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India compared the effects of turmeric and Prozac (fluoxetine), both used together and individually, in 60 patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD).

According to GreenMedInfo.com, the researchers used the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale to measure their results:

“We observed that curcumin was well tolerated by all the patients. The proportion of responders as measured by the HAM-D17 scale was higher in the combination group (77.8%) than in fluoxetine [Prozac] (64.7%) and the curcumin (62.5%) groups; however, these data were not statistically significant (P?=?0.58). Interestingly, the mean change in HAM-D17 score at the end of six weeks was comparable in all three groups (P?=?0.77). This study provides first clinical evidence that curcumin may be used as an effective and safe modality for treatment in patients with MDD without concurrent suicidal ideation or other psychotic disorders.”

While reading the researchers conclusions indicates one treatment (turmeric) is equally effective as Prozac, it doesn’t account for the negative effects of Prozac, which boost turmeric’s value considerably. Prozac is known to cause “suicidal ideation or other psychotic disorders,” frightening side effects that are clearly absent in turmeric use.

In addition to fighting depression, the bright yellow root commonly used in Indian cooking known as turmeric has been found to have numerous health benefits. In addition to this enlightening research on its efficacy in depression treatment, we know it also has value in the treatment of inflammatory conditions, diabetes, and even cancer. If that isn’t enough, it’s also been shown effective in aiding in weight loss and cutting heart disease risk. Plus, it tastes amazing.

Anti-depressant medications are some of the biggest of Big Pharma’s many big money-makers. Equipped with knowledge like the findings of this most recent study, consumers have the potential to undermine their goal of drugging America and the world.

http://naturalsociety.com/turmeric-more-effective-prozac-treating-depression/

http://dailyhealthpost.com/study-turmeric-more-effective-than-prozac-at-treating-depression/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23832433

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/  And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

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Navy Seal Facility Worker Arrested With 48 Explosives And Remote Detonator

Andrew Scott Boguslawski

Andrew Scott Boguslawski

Another example of Prozac Eyes and SSRI behavior sent to us by our Indiana Director for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness, Josh Carney….

After being stopped in Ohio for traveling 85 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour zone Boguslawski was booked with a $1 Million bond for illegal manufacture or processing of explosives, which is a second degree felony.

One of the very first cases I worked was a fellow on Prozac in Arkansas who set off 13 bombs around town for no particular reason that he was aware of.

When someone begins to suffer either the suicidal or homicidal ideation listed as side effects to SSRI & SNRI antidepressants they will often begin to stockpile weapons of all kinds including bombs. And another article points out “medical” problems in November…”Boguslawski was transferred to the Indiana National Guard’s Medical Discharge Unit in November. Van Bree said she could not disclose the reasons for that transfer.”

Another VERY interesting piece of information in that article is that he was an intelligence analyst who held “high government clearance”! Do you see what I mean when I point out that these drugs have put all of society in a very dangerous and vulnerable position?! I quote: “Boguslawski was most recently assigned as an intelligence analyst to a reconnaissance unit in the National Guard. He held top-secret government clearance because of that work. Lt. Col. Cathy Van Bree, a spokeswoman for the Indiana National Guard, said that clearance was suspended after Boguslawski’s arrest.”

Now is everyone going to sleep better knowing they suspended his high government clearance AFTER his arrest? No concerns about how many more there may be like him on meds and working with high government clearance? Remember that most people on the planet have been convinced that these meds are safe as safe can be…they even nickname Prozac “Vitamin P” when it first came out. But at this late date with all the information out on these meds, I seriously did not think that they would be stupid enough to give someone on psych meds “high government clearance”! Would they? Guess we wait and see on this one.

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/  And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at www.drugawareness.org or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan.

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. These reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid!

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

Original articles:

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/01/13/ohio-highway-patrol-releases-video-footage-of-suspected-bomb-maker.html

http://www.examiner.com/article/navy-seal-facility-worker-arrested-with-48-explosives-and-remote-detonator

January 7, 2014

Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper William Davis could have joined the ranks of those patrol officers who have been killed while making routine traffic stops of dangerous criminals. But he wasn’t, and what he uncovered instead when he pulled over Andrew Scott Boguslawski of Morris Hill, Ind. was four guns and as many as 48 explosive devices, according to a Madsion Press report on Jan. 6. And those recoveries from a Navy Seal training facility worker may have staved off another attack of innocent lives if the other items found in the car are any indication.

Andrew Scott Boguslawski, 43, now sits in the Tri-County Regional Jail with a $1 million bond as the result of not obeying the road rules in Madison County, going 85 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour zone after 11 p.m. on New Years Day. Of course there is also the fact that he told the officer he did not have any guns in his vehicle when he was first stopped, but one materialized between his legs when trooper Davis walked back up to his car to give him his speeding ticket.

Bumper stickers on the suspect’s vehicle prompted the gun question, initially, according to the local prosecutor, since one sticker on Boguslawski’s vehicle read, “If you can read this, you’re in range.” But the highway patrol trooper most likely followed the practice of his peers, which is to always ask if a gun is present in the vehicle when conducting a traffic stop. Asking can help save the officer’s life, but answering them truthfully can help save the driver’s life. And it can help prevent that driver from experiencing a more serious altercation with the officer later if a gun is seen or found in their vehicle during a search.

Officials don’t know the motive for Boguslawski’s armed travels, which is why they have made the bond so high. But they fear it has something to do with the schematics of a Navy Seals training facility in Indiana where he worked, and where he appeared to be heading back to when he was arrested. Boguslawski also had other plans for buildings at the facility, a remote detonating device, as well as a GPS system, camera, laptop and materials to make more bombs.

Boguslawski will appear for a preliminary hearing on Fri., Jan. 10. He was charged with one count of illegal manufacture or processing of explosives, which is a felony of the second degree.

Atlanta Top News Examiner Radell Smith has a degree in criminal justice and behavioral forensics. Follow her updates on this case and more by clicking on the subscribe link next to her name at the top of this article.

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