England & Wales 2020


The format of the list is as follows:

Name (with Hyperlink); Occupation; Age; Relevant Factors; Location; Antidepressant(s) Involved; Cause of Death.

Where I have established the brand name of antidepressants involved, I have named it. Otherwise, I have used the abbreviation ADs, or MfD where the report refers to “medication for depression” or similar.

I hope that I have not intruded on anybody’s private grief by collating this information. However, if you are related to one of the victims, and do not wish your relative’s name to be included, please send an email to with the details, and their name and link will be removed.


Ashley McNulty, chef, 23 (Lancashire). MfD. Overdose of painkillers

Ashley Williams, prisoner, 27 (Lincoln Prison). Citalopram. Combination of drugs

Chloe McDaid, pub worker, 24 (Wirral). MfD. Hanged

Daniel Moran, 32 (Bolton). ADs. Hanged

Daniel Walton, 35 (Sheffield). ADs. Hanged

Ford Elliston, 23 (Suffolk). MfD. Overdose of drugs

Gary Jones, 54 (South Wales). MfD. Hypothermia

Gregory Coombe, businessman, 43 (Cornwall). ADs. Jumped from viaduct

Hayden Smith, 19 (South Devon). ADs. Hanged

Helene Beauchamp, TV executive, 46 (Hampshire). MfD. Overdose of medication

Ian Seddon, teacher, 51 (Greater Manchester). MfD. Hanged

Jane Armstrong, 53 (Buckinghamshire). MfD. Took her life

Jason Dobson, scaffolder, 45 (East Yorkshire). MfD. Took his life

Jennifer Lowndes, 38 (East Sussex). Amitriptyline. Combination of drugs & alcohol

Kim Holden, nurse, 56 (South Wales). MfD. Jumped from bridge

* Lee Hall, 45 (Greater Manchester). ADs. Found dead

Marlon Watson, prisoner, 32 (Dovegate Prison). Amitriptyline. Hanged

Martin Barrow, scaffolder, 34 (Cheshire). ADs. Hanged

Max Cresham, barber, 25 (Cheshire). MfD. Hanged

Max Leefe, 47 (Humber Bridge). MfD. Fell from bridge

Muhammed Wajid, 30 (West Yorkshire). MfD. Fell from motorway bridge

Nick Sadler, student, 25 (Norwich). ADs. Drowned in lake

Rachel Collins, student, 17 (Lancashire). ADs. Fell from bridge

* Reanna Pearson, dental nurse, 32 (West Midlands). ADs. Hanged

Rebecca Naumann, 25 (Essex). MfD. Overdose of medication

Robert Kaye, deli owner, 43 (Greater Manchester). ADs. Hanged

Roy Thompson, project manager, 60 (Derbyshire). ADs stopped. Hanged

Shaune Riding, courier, 43 (Lancashire). ADs. Inhaled gas

Stephen Fisher, gardener, 39 (South Devon). ADs. Stabbed himself

[Name & link removed], 26 (Kent). Sertraline. Hanged


Other deaths linked to antidepressants:

Kelly Quilt, 39 (Eastwood Park Prison). Amitriptyline & Mirtazapine. Drug withdrawal


Total so far: 31

* inquest pending, adjourned or in progress


Inquests 2003-2007      [1253]

Inquests 2008-2010      [1214]

Inquests 2011-2013      [1255]

Inquests 2014-2015      [1150]

Inquests 2016-2017      [1224]

Inquests 2018-2019      [1258]


Related Inquest Reports:

“Suffering from Depression” – 2020