NOTE FROM Ann Blake-Tracy (www.drugawareness.org): Just today a Canadian Coroner’s Jury has made several recommendations in the way patients taking SSRIs are warned of the risks of taking these medications with alcohol or other drugs!! Two decades is all it took to FINALLY get this kind of warning even though it had to come from…
ROSSENDALE man died accidentally after taking a lethal concoction of prescribed
medication, an inquest heard.
Geoffrey Smith, of Holland Avenue,
Rawtenstall, was found dead at his house after failing to measure his medication
properly, Burnley Coroner’s Court heard.
The 59-year-old suffered from
anxiety and depression since his teenage years and was taking anti-depressants
and anti-anxiety pills, the hearing was told.
Terrance Bird, a friend,
told the inquest that Mr Smith sometimes forgot how many pills he had taken.
A bullied Castleford teenager was found hanged at
his home with lyrics from a hardcore rock song scrawled on his arm.
Dean Booth, 18, was found by his horrified mum hanging from a loft hatch. He had
placed a computer cord around his neck.
From the age of 15 he was
tormented by school bullies and developed depression and anger management
Speaking at an inquest into his death, grieving mum Margaret said
she believed this was a cry for help and he had not intended to kill
A mentally-disturbed mother who was found hanged in
her flat near the strangled bodies of her two children told a psychiatrist she
“wanted to take her son’s life and then her own” three weeks before they died, a
coroner’s inquest was told yesterday.
Concerned she might injure herself
and others, she was sent to hospital for compulsory observation.
Geraldine Calvey, 45, died after throwing herself from the
ninth floor of a tower block in the Regent’s Park estate off Euston Road in
St Pancras Coroner’s Court was told last Thursday how she had been
suffering from depression triggered by changes to her job, which included
hotdesking – moving from one seat to another a number of times – and the
responsibility of caring for her mother following an illness in 2005. The death
A POPULAR student from Flackwell Heath hanged himself after the
break-up with his girlfriend left him severely depressed, an inquest heard.
Alexander A’Court killed himself in the garage of his family home The
Beeches, Treadaway Road, on May 25.
mother of one of the two teenagers who murdered a dozen fellow students and a
teacher in the massacre at Columbine high school has broken a decade of
silence to say that she is unable to look at another child without thinking
about the horror and suffering her son caused.
Klebold, whose son Dylan and another youth, Eric Harris, hunted down pupils at
the Colorado school with shotguns, a semi-automatic pistol and a rifle before
killing themselves, has described her trauma over her son’s actions.
A GRIEVING son said his father should have been cared for at a Basingstoke psychiatric hospital to stop him from killing himself.
Bernard Jeenes, 77, was found dead in his kitchen, in Cayman Close, Popley, Basingstoke, on June 7, after taking an overdose of anti-depressants and hanging himself.
His son Mark, who found his body, told an inquest into his death that his father had begged to be admitted to the mental health unit at Parklands Hospital after a suicide attempt the week before he died.
Chanice Ward, 29, died in April after taking a cocktail of painkillers and antidepressants in her Barford caravan, but yesterday greater Norfolk coroner William Armstrong said he could not be certain she committed suicide.
Her father maintains a belief that Miss Ward took her own life because she was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder bought on by her years in the army, and has now vowed to continue with the fight for recognition she began before she died.
Paragraphs three and four read: “The results of an autopsy and toxicological examination have determined the cause of death to be from respiratory suppression with pulmonary edema, secondary to a drug overdose, a release from the state police says.” “The drugs present that caused the overdose were determined to be Celexa and Effexor, medications prescribed…