England & Wales 2021


The format of the list is as follows:

Name (with Hyperlink); Occupation; Age; 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.



Abbie Bannister, 19 (Cambridgeshire). MfD. Took her life

Alexander Stern, 36 (Berkshire). MfD. Drowned in river

Anna Gratzkowski, 19 (Kent). MfD. Overdose of prescribed medication

Catherine Cartwright, teacher, 31 (Norfolk). MfD. Hanged

Harry Benjamin, personal trainer, 33 (Greater Manchester). ADs. Took unnamed sedative

James Taylor, 35 (East London). MfD. Took his life

Justin Mines, train driver, 48 (Hampshire). ADs. Took his life

Lynne Hill, 66 (Hampshire). Overdose of Venlafaxine & Amitriptyline

Melanie Birch, 64 (Staffordshire). ADs increased. Hanged

Michelle Haldane, 51 (Stoke-on-Trent). Overdose of MfD

Paula Williamson, actress, 38 (Stoke-on-Trent). MfD. Combination of drugs

Rebecca Catterall, 26 (Cornwall). ADs. Overdose of drugs

Rose Foster, 46 (Stoke-on-Trent). ADs stopped. Overdose of medication

Timothy Wood, 62 (Norfolk). ADs. Fell from cliff

* [Name & link removed], 35 (Manchester). ADs. Struck by vehicle

* [Name & link removed], 40 (Norfolk). ADs. Hanged


Other deaths linked to antidepressants:

Bernadette Gallagher, 72 (Staffordshire). ADs. Drove car into wall

Diane Bowness, 52 (Cornwall). Accidental overdose of Amitriptyline & Dihydrocodeine

Jacob Endean, 21 (Kent). MfD. Accidental overdose of MDMA


Total so far: 19


Related Inquest Reports:

“Suffering from Depression” – 2021

Inquests 2003-2007      [1253]

Inquests 2008-2010      [1214]

Inquests 2011-2013      [1256]

Inquests 2014-2015      [1152]

Inquests 2016-2017      [1224]

Inquests 2018-2019      [1279]

Inquests 2020               [450]

Inquests 2021