“Suffering from Depression” – 2019

In the course of my research, I have come across many inquest reports in which there appeared to be all the hallmarks of an antidepressant-related death, but where there was no mention of medication.

However, in several reports, treatment by a GP or psychiatric services was implied, through phrases such as “struggling with depression” or “sought help from a GP”.

Many local newspapers now give a minimal amount of information. I have included links to some of these reports, where the impulsive, reckless or violent behaviour involved is typical of antidepressant-induced deaths.

The format of the list is as follows: Name (with Hyperlink); Occupation; Age; Location; Evidence; Cause of Death.

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 brian@antidepaware.co.uk with the details, and their name and link will be removed.

I should also be grateful to hear from anybody who can either confirm whether or not antidepressants were being taken by the victim at the time of the tragedy, or at any time during the previous year.

The summaries below all relate to inquests carried out in England or Wales in 2019:


* Aaliyah Johnson, 17 (Manchester). Struck by train

Adam Bramley, schoolboy, 14 (Derbyshire). Hanged

Adam Turner, 23 (South Wales). “Personal issues.” Hanged

Alan Smith, 56 (Staffordshire). Saw his GP. Struck by lorry

Alan Stafford, port worker, 58 (Hampshire). “Long-standing depression.” Drowned in sea

Alex Byworth, hotel employee, 46 (West Sussex). Hanged

* Alicia Sidebotham, 18 (Bolton). “History of depression.” Hanged

* Amy Carter, 23 (West Yorkshire). Overdose of prescription drugs

* Amy Fitzgerald, 24 (West Yorkshire). “Mental health issues”. Jumped from bridge

Andrew Dixon-Burt, 38 (Staffordshire). “Struggled with mental health.” Hanged

Andrew Roberts, businessman, 58 (Staffordshire). “Struggling.” Hanged

Anthony Davidson, librarian, 50 (Cardiff). Hanged

Ashley Talbot, 60 (Suffolk). Took his life

* Bander Jaifari, 26 (Essex). “Known to MH services.” Hanged

Bethany Beales, 22 (London). Fell from block of flats

Brendan Small, 20 (Newcastle). “Suffered with depression.” Fell from bridge

Brian Loosemore, 55 (Somerset). “Bereavement reaction.” Jumped from motorway bridge

Carole Matthews, ex-nurse, 56 (West Sussex). Hanged

Charlotte Ball, 27 (South London). Overdose of medication

Claudiu Cristea, chef, 18 (Norfolk). “Out of the blue.” Drowned in river

Clive Moore, 58 (Warwickshire). Took his life

Corey Shields, 20 (Bolton). Hanged

Daniel Lewis, businessman, 32 (Hampshire). “History of depression and anxiety.” Hanged

* Daniel O’Grady, soldier, 21 (Dorset). Hanged

Danny Parr, 27 (Cheshire). Took his life

Danny Turner, roofer, 25 (South Devon). “Emotional problems.” Jumped from bridge

* David Field, machine operator, 53 (Dorset). Hanged

David Osbaldiston, decorator, 45 (Derbyshire). Hanged

Dilwyn Williams, 61 (Mid Wales). “Depressed and down.” Drowned in river

Elena Mondal, schoolgirl, 14 (North London). Treated by CAMHS. Hanged

Elido Vargas, schoolboy, 15 (West Sussex). Hanged

Elin Klemming, 18 (East Sussex). “Suffering from depression.” Fell from cliff

Emily Inglis, 26 (South Wales). In MH unit. Self-inflicted injuries

* Ewan Williamson, 46 (Essex). Hanged

* Flur Mcdonald, student, 24 (Merseyside). Struck by train

Gareth Bickerstaffe, 34 (Greater Manchester). “Backdrop of depression.” Hanged

Gary Tippetts, 60 (Somerset). “Depressed.” Struck by train

Garykayi Moula, 51 (Essex). Strangled his wife, then hanged himself

Geoffrey Howson, 70 (Derbyshire). Drowned in river

George Elliott, 20 (Plymouth). “In a really dark place.” Hanged

* Graham Hibbert, 48 (Bolton). Hanged

* Harry Storey, schoolboy, 13 (Oxfordshire). Hanged

* Henry Vickery, 17 (Dorset). In MH unit. Hanged

Hristo Gergov, schoolboy, 16 (Kent). History of depression.” Hanged

Ian Hardiman, 48 (Oxfordshire). “Struggling with his mental health.” Struck by train

Jack Gilbert, joiner, 28 (Greater Manchester). “Stress.” Hanged

* Jack Hikin, schoolboy, 14 (Derbyshire). “Diagnosis of ASD & ADHD.” Hanged

Jack May, student, 20 (Cardiff). “Sought help.” Drowned in river

Jake Braithwaite, 20 (North Yorkshire). “Depressed.” Hanged

Jake Humm, 22 (Brighton). “Up and down.” Hanged

James Nicholson, surgeon, 36 (Liverpool). “Upset.” Took his life

James Pavitt, pilot, 37 (Hertfordshire). Asphyxiated

* Jamie Lee Hudson, 18 (West Yorkshire). Fell from motorway bridge

Jardine Garvey, 25 (Liverpool). Hanged

Jean Brennan, 66 (Lincolnshire). “Suffered depression.” Drove car into bus

John Anderson, 77 (Teesside). “Severe anxiety.” Fell from block of flats

John Goodchild, 73 (Reading). Grieving. Took his life

Jonathan Wood, 16 (County Durham). Awaiting appointment with CAMHS. Struck by vehicle

Jordan West, 18 (Buckinghamshire). Hanged

* Julie Bolton, 44 (West Midlands). Jumped from multi-storey car park

Julie Marsanic, 59 (Kent). “Low mood.” Fell from block of flats

* Keith Flint, musician, 49 (Essex). Hanged

* Keith Flint, musician, 49 (Essex). Took his life

Kelly Davis, paramedic, 39 (Staffordshire). “History of depression.” Inhaled helium

Ken Allanson, 73 (Hull). Set himself on fire

* Kevin Dooley, decorator, 48 (West Yorkshire). “Plunged into depression.” Hanged

* Kevin Lea, plasterer, 37 (North Wales). “Struggling.” Hanged

Kieren Lynch, 50 (Essex). Suffered from depression.” Set his mother-in-law and himself on fire

Konna Wright, schoolboy, 15 (Essex), “Suffered with mental health problems.” Hanged

Louis Carr, student, 18 (London). “Referred to CAMHS” Hanged

Louis Kelly, soldier, 20 (Wiltshire). Hanged

Lucy Spears, student, 22 (West Sussex). “Suffered from depression.” Hanged

Mark Harris, 24 (Suffolk). “Suffered from depression.” Hanged

* Mark Jenkins, teacher, 34 (Surrey). Struck by train

Mark Taylor, 52 (Lancashire). “Referred to MH team.” Hanged

Mary McNamee, 76 (Staffordshire). Drowned in lake

Matthew Cummings, 36 (Hampshire). “Personality disorder.” Hanged

Matthew Garside, site manager, 43 (Stoke-on-Trent). “Work-related stress.” Shot himself

Matthew Hayles, 32 (Cheshire). “His mood was low.” Hanged

Matthew Probert, 36 (Shropshire). Hanged

Max Cook, student, 17 (Berkshire). “Family issues.” Hanged

Michael Mapley, 43 (Derbyshire). Left MH unit. Hanged

Michael O’Connell, artist, 55 (Staffordshire). “History of anxiety.” Hanged

Miles Naylor, 33 (West Yorkshire). In MH unit. Hanged

Nathan Anthony, 38 (Lancashire). “Paranoid.” Hanged

Nathan Orritt, 18 (North Wales). Drowned in sea

Neil Barrass, 45 (Leicestershire). Fatally stabbed his estranged wife, then himself

* Neil Davis, 48 (Norfolk). Hanged

Neil Micklewright, 52 (Greater Manchester). “Struggled” – died with twin. Hanged

Neve Stockdale, student, 18 (West Yorkshire). Hanged

Neville Brown, ex-engineer, 82 (Sheffield). “Low mood.” Hanged

Nigel Guy, 58 (East Sussex). “Suffered from depression.” Fell from pylon

* Olivia Perks, soldier, 21 (Berkshire). “Mental health support. Found dead

Otis Campbell, 28 (South Devon). “Struggled with low moods.” Hanged

* Paul Flewitt, 49 (Essex). Hanged

Paul Grayston, 37 (Essex). “Upset.” Hanged

Paul Micklewright, 52 (Greater Manchester). “Struggled” – died with twin. Hanged

Paul Punyer, 53 (East Sussex). Hanged

Paul Sansom, carpenter, 52 (South Devon). “Suffering with low mood.” Cut his neck

Peter Chatterley, 45 (Stoke-on-Trent). “Became depressed.” Struck by train

* Phillip Otote, 32 (East London). Resident in MH unit. Fell from building

* Rachel Matheson, 29 (Leicestershire). Struck by vehicle

Rebekah Legg-Mead, 16 (London). “Referred to CAMHS.” Drowned in river

* Richard Gent, surveyor, 52 (East London). Fell from shopping centre

Richard Hollis, 36 (North Wales). Drowned in sea

Rhys Hammacott, 23 (South Devon). Took his life

Robbie Livermore, civil servant, 40 (Newcastle). “Not in a good place.” Hanged

Robert Hartshone, 61 (North Wales). “Stress and anxiety.” Struck by train

Rosario Cordero-Sanz, 35 (East London). Struck by tube train

* Sam Conlin, 24 (Hull). “Struggling with mental health.” Fell from bridge

Sam Croydon, student, 21 (Birmingham). “Depressed.” Hanged

Sarah Cox, 43 (Hull). “Approached her GP with depression.” Jumped from bridge

Shaun Talbot, 51 (Hampshire). “Struggling to cope.” Hanged

Stephen Cook, 63 (Berkshire). “Overwhelmed.” Hanged

Stephen Pennell, 56 (South Wales). Hanged

Steve Wardle, personal trainer, 31 (Lancashire). “Prescription drug to treat anxiety.” Drowned in lake

Stuart Elliott, 49 (Norfolk). “Mental health problems.” Drowned in river

* Timothy Renton, 46 (Essex). Struck by train

Tina Rainford, 43 (West London). “Mental health issues.” Hanged

Tracey Carter, 51 (East Sussex). “Suffering from depression.” Fell from cliff

Tracey Marwood, 45 (East Yorkshire). “Suffering from depression.” Took her life

Trevor Darien, barber, 55 (Sheffield). “Mental health issues.”  Self-inflicted injuries

Will Evans, chef, 28 (Worcestershire). “Sinking in mood.” Hanged

* William Sullivan, shop worker, 29 (Dorset). Hanged

[Unnamed man], 21 (Northamptonshire). “Troubled.” Took his life


Total so far: 124

* inquest pending, adjourned or in progress


Related Inquest Reports:


“Suffering from Depression” – 2013   [360]

“Suffering from Depression” – 2014   [649]

“Suffering from Depression” – 2015   [794]

“Suffering from Depression” – 2016   [721]

“Suffering from Depression” – 2017   [714]

“Suffering from Depression” – 2018   [673]