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.


Aaron Lymburn, 31 (West Midlands). ADs. Hanged

Adam Fitzpatrick, doctor, 63 (Cheshire). ADs. Hanged

Adam Hamer, lorry driver, 34 (Lancashire). Amitriptyline increased. Overdose of prescribed medication

Alan Jones, 42 (Derbyshire). MfD. Hanged

Alan Tyers, 49 (Humber Prison). Mirtazapine. Overdose of illicit drugs

Alexander Habib-Shaheed, prisoner, 32 (Highpoint Prison). Sertraline stopped. Hanged

Alexandra Howarth-Hynes, machine operator, 29 (Greater Manchester). MfD. Hanged

Alisia Collinson, 29 (East Yorkshire). ADs. Took her life

Alison Rigg, 49 (Cumbria). ADs. Asphyxiated

Allan Wilton, 55 (Stoke-on-Trent). Fluoxetine. Took his life

Amy Teasdale, 31 (Teesside). MfD. Hanged

Andrew Goldstraw, 43 (Winchester Prison). Fluoxetine & Mirtazapine. Hanged

Andrew Stuart, welder, 33 (Kent). ADs. Hanged

Anil Carbon, ex-soldier, 30 (Hull). ADs. Took his life

Ashley Gibbons, 29 (Stoke-on-Trent). MfD. Overdose of prescription meds

Ashley Matthews, student, 26 (Stoke-on-Trent). ADs. Took his life

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

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

Benjamin Davis, 32 (Staffordshire). ADs. Hanged

Billy Jenkins, 31 (South London). ADs. Hanged

Bradley Whittle, 19 (Greater Manchester). Sertraline. Struck by train

Brenda Wignall, 58 (Lancashire). MfD. Drowned in river

Carly Bennett, 30 (South Devon). Trazodone. Combination of drugs

* Caroline Flack, TV presenter, 40 (East London). ADs. Hanged

Cassandra Dalton, artist, 52 (Hull). ADs. Overdose of prescription meds

Catherine Thomson, ambulance worker, 27 (Hampshire). MfD. Hanged

Charles Seymour, 28 (Norwich). MfD. Overdose of prescribed meds

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

Chris Jolly, ex-chef, 51 (Suffolk). MfD. Took his life

Christopher Davis, 34 (Wiltshire). MfD. Overdose of prescribed meds

Christopher McLeod, 40 (Surrey). ADs. Carbon monoxide poisoning

Claire Sanders, 36 (Liverpool). ADs. Fell from block of flats

Claire Tunnicliff, 53 (Stoke-on-Trent). MfD. Hanged

Clinton Matthews, 48 (Staffordshire). Amitriptyline. Combination of drugs

Colette Hartigan-Burns, nurse, 44 (Lancashire). ADs. Combination of meds

Dalila Briginshaw, carer, 65 (Somerset). MFD. Struck by train

Damion Mellor, prisoner, 33 (Leicester Prison). Mirtazapine. Hanged

Daniel Farleigh, stonemason, 56 (South Devon). ADs. Shot himself

Daniel Freemantle, 26 (Southampton). MfD. Overdose of medication

Daniel Moran, 32 (Bolton). ADs. Hanged

Daniel Pask, 43 (South Devon). MfD. Hanged

Daniel Walton, 35 (Sheffield). ADs. Hanged

Danny Holt-Scapens, groundworker, 23 (Greater Manchester). MfD. Hanged

Darren Johnson, prisoner, 45 (Haverigg Prison). Duloxetine. Hanged

Darren Williams, prisoner, 39 (Woodhill Prison). Mirtazapine. Hanged

David Dunnings, prisoner, 35 (Coldingley Prison). Sertraline. Hanged

David Kirsch, prisoner, 52 (Long Lartin Prison). Citalopram. Cut his neck

David Porter, 65 (South Wales). ADs. Hanged

David Sayer, warehouse worker, 59 (Stoke-on-Trent). MfD. Took his life

* Dean George, prisoner, 40 (Swansea Prison). ADs. Hanged

Dean Murphy, 40 (Teesside). MfD stopped. Hanged

Derek Bailey, 56 (Lancashire). Overdose of Dothiepin

Dominic Hingston, 59 (Somerset). ADs. Set himself on fire

Dominic Phoenix, prisoner, 44 (Isle of Wight Prison). Overdose of Amitriptyline

Dominic Vickars, 25 (Somerset). Mirtazapine. Hanged

Dorian Robertson, prisoner, 46 (Onley Prison). Sertraline. Asphyxiated

Ean Smith, prisoner, 61 (Lincoln Prison). ADs. Hanged

Edward Fordham, 42 (Isle of Wight). Overdose of ADs & painkillers

Ellie Green, call centre worker, 27 (Lancashire). Overdose of Amitriptyline

Ellis Battersby, student, 17 (Buckinghamshire). Sertraline. Hanged

Em Price, 51 (Stoke-on-Trent). MfD. Hanged

Emma Lewis, caterer, 44 (Cheshire). ADs. Hanged

Eric Sparrow, 80 (Hull). MfD. Hanged

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

Gail Day, 56 (Derbyshire). MfD. Overdose of prescription meds

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

George Collins, 38 (Suffolk). MfD. Jumped from bridge

Graham Saffery, driver, 48 (Bedfordshire). Overdose of Amitriptyline

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

Hannah Danch, 33 (Kent). MfD. Hanged

Hannah Harris, 23 (South Devon). MfD. Hanged

Hannah McGurdy, teacher, 35 (Greater Manchester). ADs. Combination of cocaine & alcohol

Harry Clarkson, 21 (Cumbria). ADs. Jumped from balcony

Harry Turner, 29 (Hampshire). ADs. Drove car into a tree

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

Heather French, psychotherapist, 58 (Brighton). Venlafaxine. Hanged

Helen O’Brien, 34 (Cheshire). Sertraline increased. Drowned in river

Helen Sheath, 33 (Bedfordshire). Fluoxetine. Sodium nitrate poisoning

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

Hennie Coetzee, 37 (Merseyside). MfD. Took his life

Henry Yates, 25 (West Midlands). MfD. Overdose of medication

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

Ian Thompson, 57 (Somerset). MfD. Struck by train

Ian Weeks, 34 (Cardiff Prison). ADs stopped. Hanged

Isabella Goddard, 22 (Kent). MfD. Drowned in bath

Jack Murray, 32 (Coldingley Prison). MfD. Hanged

Jade Pask, 24 (Lancashire). MfD stopped. Overdose of Dothiepin

Jamie Bray, 31 (West Sussex). MfD. Overdose of heroin

Jamie Davis, ex-soldier, 30 (Hampshire). MfD. Hanged

Jamie Osborne, prisoner, 19 (Lewes Prison). MfD stopped. Hanged

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

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

Jasper de Pelet, student, 18 (Wiltshire). Fluoxetine. Drove car into a lorry

Jawad Ahmed, student, 22 (Greater Manchester). MfD changed. Struck by train

Jeff Drury, 61 (Liverpool). 61. MfD. Took his life

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

Joanne Gough, ex-police officer, 58 (West Midlands). ADs. Overdose of medication

Joe Black, 21 (Cheshire). ADs. Hanged

* Jonathan Craven, nurse, 48 (Greater Manchester). MfD. Found dead

Josef Duncan-Williamson, 23 (Staffordshire). MfD stopped. Hanged

Joseph Heaney, 57 (Stoke-on-Trent). MfD. Hanged

* Karen Pye, teaching assistant, 44 (Lancashire). ADs. Took her life

Kathleen Green, 61 (Lancashire). Mirtazapine. Overdose of heroin

Kelly Walker, 38 (Suffolk). MfD. Combination of prescription meds

Ken Mann, retired prison officer, 68 (Cumbria). MfD. Self-inflicted wounds

Kerri-Ann Assirati, 32 (North Wales). MfD. Struck by vehicle

Kerry O’Sullivan, 43 (Lancashire). MfD. Overdose of prescribed meds

Kevin Wade, 51 (Suffolk). MfD. Combination of prescription meds

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

Kiril Nemcev, chef, 32 (Staffordshire). MfD. Strangled his wife then hanged himself

Laura Williams, 28 (Hull). MfD. Overdose of drugs

Leanne Dutton, 27 (Greater Manchester). MfD. Combination of prescription meds

Lee Carpenter, (Essex). MfD. Took his life

Lee Davis, prisoner,44 (Wakefield Prison). Overdose of Amitriptyline

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

Lee Parish, prisoner, 40 (The Mount Prison). Citalopram. Hanged

Leslie Carroll, 40 (Greater Manchester). ADs. Struck by car

Levi Edwards, 20 (South Wales). ADs. Hanged

Lewis Isaac, student, 24 (Cardiff). ADs. Hanged

Lewis Scobling, 38 (South Devon). MfD. Combination of drugs

Liam Reynolds, 19 (South Wales). ADs. Hanged

Lisa Davis, 42 (Norfolk). MfD. Combination of drugs

Lisa Myers, 50 (Hull). MfD. Overdose of prescribed medication

Louis Branch, 32 (Lincolnshire). Mirtazapine. Overdose of heroin & cocaine

Luca Roberts, 25 (South Devon). ADs. Hanged

Lugh Shelley, student, 22 (Staffordshire). MfD. Overdose of medication

Malgorzata Szwed, market trader, 35 (Norfolk). MfD. Hanged

Margaret Allport, 69 (West Midlands). Overdose of ADs

Marcel Vogelsberger, 50 (North Wales). ADs. Overdose of drugs

Mark Hall, railway worker, 32 (Derbyshire). ADs. Hanged

Mark Smith, 42 (Durham Prison). ADs. Hanged

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

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

Matthew Booth, 41 (Stoke-on-Trent). MfD. Combination of prescription meds

Matthew Harrison, 36 (Staffordshire). MfD. Took his life

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

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

Megan Johnson, carer, 20 (Suffolk). ADs. Overdose of painkillers

Michael Ellis, 26 (Hampshire). ADs. Hanged

Michael Hudson, 62 (Lincolnshire). MfD. Drowned in lake

Michael Margerison, 73 (Hull). ADs. Drowned in dock

Michael Webb, 41 (West Midlands). MfD. Overdose of medication

Michelle Gilbert, 47 (West Midlands). MfD. Fell from block of flats

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

Mutiwanyika Mutambo, shop worker, 32 (Liverpool). ADs. Combination of alcohol & prescribed meds

Naomi Clover, 39 (Suffolk). ADs. Took her life

Natasha White, university worker, 34 (Manchester). ADs. Hanged

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

Nigel Round, carpenter, 49 (Cheshire). MfD. Hanged

Oliver Jones, 26 (Swansea Prison). Mirtazapine. Hanged

Oliver Lowe, 32 (West Midlands). MfD. Overdose of painkillers

Paul Jones, welder, 42 (Staffordshire). ADs. Combination of meds

Paul Kane, 62 (West Yorkshire). ADs. Took his life

Paul Smith, 46 (Cumbria). Overdose of two different ADs

Peter Rush, 39 (Norfolk). MfD. Combination of drugs

Peter Watkinson, 47 (Hertfordshire). MfD. Struck by train

Philip Adams, chef, 32 (Suffolk). MfD. Struck by lorry

Philip Hudson, 37 (Stoke-on-Trent). ADs. Overdose of drugs & alcohol

Phillippa Wakeling, 55 (Essex). ADs. Struck by train

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

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

Rebecca Ford, 31 (Lancashire). ADs. Overdose of morphine

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

Regan Collinson, beautician, 39 (Liverpool). MfD. Hanged

Richard David, 65 (South Devon). MfD. Drove car over cliff

Richard Shaw,49 (Derbyshire). MfD stopped. Hanged

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

Robert Moore, taxi driver, 62 (Essex). ADs. Struck by train

Robert Plant, quarry worker, 32 (Derbyshire). MfD. Hanged

Ross Barnes, technician, 36  (Dorset). MfD. Overdose of drugs

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

Russell Cordes, 49 (Kent). ADs stopped. Overdose of prescription drugs

Ryan Davies, (South Wales). Mirtazapine. Fell from a height

Sabrina Goacher, college worker, 30 (Kent). Citalopram. Overdose of Propranolol

Sally Newton, 65 (East Yorkshire). Combination of Citalopram and alcohol

Sam Jackson, 26 (Lancashire). ADs increased. Asphyxiated

Samantha Owen, 47 (North Wales). Overdose of ADs

Samuel Birkby, 24 (Cumbria). ADs. Hanged

Samuel Donnelly, 34 (Stoke-on-Trent). Sertraline. Overdose of prescription meds

Sara Robert, 40 (South Wales). ADs. Combination of drugs

Sharon Hilton, 39 (Hull). ADs. Overdose of methadone

Shaun McDonald, 54 (Exeter Prison). MfD stopped. Hanged

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

Sheila Mayer, (Derbyshire). ADs. Overdose of painkillers

Simon Schonning-Pocock, 44 (Gloucestershire). ADs. Overdose of prescribed meds

Solomon Bygraves, prisoner, 32 (Norwich Prison). ADs. Hanged

Stacie Anderson, 37 (Essex). MfD. Combination of drugs

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

Stephen Morilly, abattoir worker, 34 (Cheshire). ADs. Hanged

Stephen Thompson, builder, 62 (Norfolk). ADs. Overdose of painkillers

Steven Ward, 37 (Essex). MfD. Struck by train

Stuart Dugdale, (Lancashire). Amitriptyline & Mirtazapine. Overdose of prescribed meds

Terry Lunnon, prisoner, 38 (Ranby Prison). Mirtazapine. Cut his wrist

Tim Walsh, sound engineer, 51 (Cheshire). MfD. Hanged

Tom Hollands, laboratory technician, 23 (Brighton). Fluoxetine. Jumped from cliff

Tom Hudson, 25 (Oxfordshire). MfD. Combination of drugs

Tom Piggott, prisoner, 29 (High Down Prison). Citalopram stopped. Hanged

Tommy Thwaites, 25 (Kent). MfD. Took his life

Tracey Collins, 56 (West Midlands). MfD. Overdose of prescribed meds

Tracy Wilkinson, 43 (Cumbria). Overdose of ADs

Wayne Jones, 52 (South Yorkshire). MfD stopped. Struck by train

Wendy Ellis, 53 (North Wales). MfD. Overdose of prescribed meds

Wendy Wilkes, (Greater Manchester). Amitriptyline. Alcohol poisoning

Will Mathews, student, 22 (Manchester). MfD. Struck by train

William Firth, 34 (Brighton). ADs. Fell from building site

Yvonne Millis, 47 (Lancashire). ADs. Overdose of medication

Zoe Mowlam, 29 (Isle of Wight). MfD. Combination of drugs

Zoey Ward, 43 (Hampshire). ADs. Overdose of drugs

[Name & link removed], 16 (Greater Manchester). Citalopram. Struck by train

[Name & link removed], 23 (Surrey). MfD stopped. Fell from building

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

* [Name & link removed], 28 (South Wales). ADs. Hanged

[Name & link removed], 34 (Dorset). ADs. Hanged

* [Name & link removed], 42 (Essex). ADs. Struck by vehicle

[Name & link removed], 44 (Essex). ADs. Hanged

[Name & link removed], 44 (Oxfordshire). Overdose of Venlafaxine

* [Name & link removed], 53 (Norfolk). ADs. Hanged

[Name & link removed], 58 (Norfolk). MfD. Cut herself


Other deaths linked to antidepressants:

Beverley Love, 53 (Hull). ADs. Accidental overdose of prescribed medication

Charlotte Nokes, prisoner, 38 (Peterborough Prison). Mirtazapine. SADS

Kathryn Carbone, 57 (Berkshire). ADs. Post-ECT seizure

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

Lesley Carter, 33 (East Yorkshire). MfD. Unascertained

Mary Nelson, 75 (Cumbria). Prescribed excessive amount of Fluoxetine

Michael Murphy, prisoner, 45 (Brixton Prison). Citalopram. Unascertained

Paul Johnstone, prisoner, 37 (Manchester Prison). Mirtazapine. Unascertained

Samantha Brady-Bott, 41 (Eastwood Park Prison). Fluoxetine. Heart failure


Total so far: 230

* 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