“Suffering from Depression” – 2020


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:


Adam Owen, student, 22 (South Wales). “History of depressive illness.” Took his life

Adam Thomas, 21 (County Durham). “Suffered with bouts of depression.” Drowned in marina

Alan Thomson, 36 (East Yorkshire). “Suffered with depression.” Took his life

Aldrin Carlos, artist, 19 (East London). Hanged

Andrew Evans, 48 (Derbyshire). “Under the care of MH services.” Fell from block of flats

* Andrew Gibbins, 54 (Suffolk). “Wearing a hospital gown.” Struck by lorry

Andrew Moore, firefighter, 50 (West Midlands). “Suffering from depression.” Hanged

* Andrew Sheriff, ex-butcher, 78 (Dorset). Hanged

Anna Wright, fashion designer, 37 (Hampshire). “Battled with depression.” Hanged

Annette Lewis, artist, 55 (Isle of Wight). “Distress.” Jumped from cliff

* Anthony Jenner, retired teacher, 70 (Derbyshire). “Depression and anxiety.” Asphyxiated

Anthony Maddock, 44 (Cheshire). Hanged

Anthony Orrell, 46 (Essex). “In a very dark place.” Hanged

Arron White, supermarket worker, 40 (Derbyshire). “Suffered with depression.” Hanged

Ben Findley, 23 (East Sussex). “Suffering psychosis.” Fell from cliff

* Billy Smith, 32 (Kent). Hanged

* Brandon Knight, welder, 20 (Kent). Hanged

Cameron Warwick, student, 16 (Hampshire). “Struggled with depression.” Hanged

Charlotte Clarke, beautician, 28 (Oxford). “Suffering from anorexia.” Hanged

* Chris Barker, ex-footballer, 39 (Cardiff). Took his life

Chris Clifford, student, 21 (Cardiff). “Deep-seated anxiety.” Hanged

Christopher McEwan, 30 (East Yorkshire). “Struggling to cope.” Took his life

Christopher Hedworth, steel worker, 23 (Derbyshire). “History of mental health problems.” Hanged

Colin Thornley, 44 (Essex). “Background of depression.” Hanged

* Connor Timms, 18 (Norfolk) Hanged

Cooper Galbraith, 51 (Gloucestershire). “Depressed.” Took his life

Craig Bieszke, 35 (Manchester). Hanged

Craig Mann, joiner, 34 (Greater Manchester). “Battled with depression.” Drowned in river

Dale Boulding, 34 (Sheffield). “History of depression.” Hanged

Dalton Shaw, plumber, 37 (Derbyshire). Took his life

Dan Mosdell, 37 (Hampshire). “Battling depression.” Struck by train

Daniel Akam, prisoner, 43 (Lndholme Prison). “History of depression.”

Daniel Demisse, film producer, 37 (Isle of Wight). Hanged

Daniel Hirst, 25 (Leeds). Discharged from MH unit. Drowned in river

Daniel Joyner, 31 (Isle of Wight). “Psychiatric history including depression.” Hanged

Daniel Mosdell, 37 (Hampshire). “Battling depression.” Struck by train

Daniel Oakley, 28 (North Wales). Hanged

David Clark, 64 (Lancashire). Left MH unit. Drowned in canal

Darrel Griffiths, 66 (West Wales). “Depressed.” Hanged

David Fowler, 41 (Greater Manchester). Left MH unit. Fell from motorway bridge

David Hodgson, student, 18 (Wirral). “Had problems.” Hanged

David Moreton, 64 (Shropshire). Struck by train

David West, warehouse assistant, 33 (Hertfordshire). “Under stress.” Fell from multi-storey car park

* Dean Godden, market trader, 51 (Derbyshire). Hanged

Dean Langley, factory worker, 26 (Sunderland). “History of depression.” Took his life

Deborah Lamont, doctor, 44 (Cardiff). “Struggled with depression.” Hanged

Deirdre Murakami, 42 (South Wales). In MH unit. Hanged

Doreen Alsworth, 73 (East Sussex). “Low mood.” Hanged

* Edward Webb, 77 (Oxfordshire). Shot himself

Emily Elliott, 23 (West Yorkshire). “History of mental heath problems.” Took her life

* Emily Owen, 19 (Norfolk). Hanged

Emlyn Wright, ex-lorry driver, 74 (South Wales). “Dpression.” Drowned in pond

* Emma Cassady, 31 (Staffordshire). Hanged

* Emma Cutting, 41 (Norwich). Hanged

Eniola Nduka, student, 17 (Cambridgeshire). Struck by train

Frederick Hubbard, 69 (Dorset). Struck by train

Gareth Lowden, 48 (Greater Manchester). “Suffering from PTSD.” Hanged

Gemma Azhar, 37 (West Sussex). “Long term anxiety and depression.” Hanged

Geoffrey Platt, 89 (Manchester). PTSD; grieving. Hanged

Georgia Partington, 26 (Derbyshire). Anorexic. Hanged

Hanna Yusuf, journalist, 27 (West London). “Depressed.” Took her life

* Haoling Feng, 21 (Stoke-on-Trent). Hanged

* Hei Tung Chan, student, 18 (South Wales). Hanged

Ian Gorin, 42 (North Yorkshre). “Suffered from depression.” Hanged

James Garrard, schoolboy, 15 (Surrey). “Referred to CAMHS.” Hanged

* James Hulton, 42 (Essex). Struck by lorry

James Stayton, student, 19 (East London). “Stuggles with mental health.” Fell from height in cathedral

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

Jamie Taylor, 35 (Stoke-on-Trent). “History of depression.” Took his life

Jessena Sheridan, 46 (South Wales). Stabbed her partner and herself

Joanna Williams, 51 (Buckinghamshire). Hanged

* Joey Smith, 32 (Kent). Hanged

John Anderson, school caretaker, 56 (Lincolnshire). “Struggling.” Took his life

John Dunbavand, 81 (Hertfordshire). “Desperate.” Shot his wife, then himself

John Jones, 37 (Greater Manchester). Treated by MH services. Hanged

John Pudsey, farmer, 82 (East Yorkshire). “Depressed.” Shot himself

* John Zurick, 67 (Somerset). Shot his wife, then himself

Jonathan Richards, 53 (Hampshire). “In a dark place.” Hanged

Joseph Huddlestone, engineer, 39 (Leeds). “Input from MH staff.” Fell from multi-storey car park

Joshua Gordon-Smith, 17 (Sheffield). “Helped and supported by CAMHS.” Took his life

Julian Roberts, charity worker, 37 (Oxfordshire). “Suffered from anxiety and depression.” Hanged

Julie Tierney, 50 (Suffolk). “Suffering with OCD.” Set fire to her house

* Justin Corrigan, 39 (Norfolk). Hanged

Karl Chilvers, shop manager, 36 (Norfolk). “Battled depression.” Hanged

* Keana Dippenaar, student, 18 (Southampton). Hanged

Keith Morris, photographer, 61 (West Wales). “Under great stress.” Drowned in sea

Kerry Aldridge, 30 (South London). Treated by MH team. Struck by train

Kieran Froude, 19 (Hampshire). “Inner demons.” Took his life

Kimberley Kettlety, 35 (South Wales). “History of mental health conditions.” Drowned in river

Kristopher Crook, 35 (Bolton). “Suffered with depression.” Hanged

* Lance Shingler, ex-soldier, 34 (Birmingham). “Crippled by PTSD.” Took his life

Laura Blackburn, 34 (Teesside). “Mental health issues.” Hanged

Lauruell Clarke, schoolboy, 14 (West Sussex). “Referred to CAMHS.” Hanged

Laxmi Kaneri, gynaecologist, 45 (Birmingham). “Visited her GP.” Hanged

Lee Hall, 45 (Greater Manchester). Hanged

Lee Spencer, 20 (Essex). “History of depression.” Hanged

* Leslie Bennett, 68 (Hampshire). Hanged                                  (13/08/20)

Lloyd Blundell, 33 (Essex). Took his life

Lucy Stone, DJ, 38 (North London). “Suffered from depression.” Fell from building

* Luke Neeson, RAF engineer, 25 (Oxfordshire). Hanged

Luke Noone, 21 (Lancashire). “History of depression. Drowned in reservoir

Marcin Kuczara, 33 (Mid Wales). “Mental health breakdown.” Cut himself

Mark Chapman, 47 (Lancashire). “Referred for counselling.” Fell from multi-storey car park

Martin Halstead, 68 (Lancashire). “Seeing a psychiatrist.” Hanged

* Matthew Law, prison officer, 29 (Isle of Wight). “Fragile mental health.” Hanged

Matthew Walton, 32 (Oxfordshire). “Suffered from anxiety and depression.” Took his life

Max Contardi, podiatrist, 24 (Derbyshire). Fell from a height

* Menelik Mimano, student, 26 (South London). “Had seen a GP.” Found dead

Michael Babey, farmer, 73 (Hampshire). “Struggling.” Hanged

Michael Gask, ex-marine, 43 (Kent). “Suffering from PTSD.” Hanged

Michael Hardy, 29 (Kent). “History of mental illness.” Hanged

Michael Ross, 46 (East Yorkshire). “Under immense pressure.” Shot himself

Michael Sanders, 39 (Norfolk). “High risk.” Drowned in river

Michael Stacey, 53 (West Midlands). Drowned in reservoir

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

* Mo Johnson, 22 (Staffordshire). “Struggled with her mental health.” Took her life

Moriah Frye, 27 (Greater Manchester). “Lengthy battle with mental health.” Hanged

Muhammed Wajid, 29 (West Yorkshire). Fell from bridge

Nicholas Harper, 50 (North Yorkshire). Took his life

* Oliver Pallett, 37 (Hampshire). Hanged

* Owen Lavelle, 37 (Dorset). Asphyxiated

* Paige Greenaway, 23 (Brighton). Hanged

Paolo Doria, doctor, 45 (Essex). “Had become depressed.” Hanged

Paul Fordham, 46 (South Wales). “Struggled.” Fell from bridge

Paul Fuller, 44 (Kent). “Worrying.” Jumped from cliff

* Paul Hynes, 46 (Essex). Hanged

Paul Williams, 39 (North Wales). “Diagnosed with depression.” Cut his throat

Peter Betts, retired doctor, 76 (Hampshire). “More and more stressed.” Took his life

Peter Frosdick, 48 (Norwich). Hanged

Peter Wright, retired firefighter, 57 (Buckinghamshire). Hanged

Pawal Lopata, lorry driver, 39 (Southampton). “Seen by his GP.” Struck by train

Radu Groza, social worker, 44 (Suffolk). “Anxious.” Hanged

* Robert Edwards, 50 (Oxfordshire). Hanged

* Robert Knight, 92 (Dorset). Shot himself

* Robert McNaughton, 41 (Kent). Hanged

Robert Pickthall, 64 (Cheshire). Struck by train

* Robert Smith, shop assistant, 21 (Norwich). Hanged

Rodolfo Crisafulli-Borreguero, artist, 48 (North London). “Battling depression.” Took his life

Roisin Rogers, 40 (Wirral). “Mental Health issues.” Fell from block of flats

Roy Hand, 79 (East Yorkshire). Referred to psychiatrist. Took his life

Ryan James, 23 (South Wales). Hanged

Samantha Savage-Green, (Manchester). “Recurrence of anxiety.” Jumped from motorway bridge

Scott Rae, 29 (Teesside). “Medical history of depression.” Hanged

Sephy Abbott, 44 (Suffolk). “History of mental illmess.” Hanged

* Sharon Porton, (West Midlands). “Tormented.” Took her life

Scott Rae, 29 (Teesside). “Medical history of depression.” Hanged

Shneur Kaye, schoolboy, 14 (Greater Manchester). “Received counselling.” Inhaled helium

* Simon Kay, student, 29 (Oxford). Hanged

Simon Rule, electrical engineer, 38 (Wiltshire). “Anxiety disorder.” Hanged

Sophie Boothe, 25 (Hampshire). Treated by MH services. Took her life

* Sridharan Suresh, anaesthetist, 50 (Teesside). Drowned in river

* Steven Hill, accountant, 63 (Norfolk). Self-inflicted wounds

Stuart Hewett, technician, 46 (South Devon). “Diagnosed with depression.” Struck by train

* Tammy Powers, 37 (Brighton). “Suffered with anxiety and depression.” Hanged

Teresa Fullalove, 42 (Derbyshire). “Diagnosed with depression.” Cut her neck

Terry Rumming, 58 (West Sussex). “Suffering from depression. Took his life

Teyneen Taylor, 22 (Berkshire). “Discharged from psychiatric hospital.” Hanged

* Theo Brennan-Hulme, student, 21 (Norfolk). “Referred to his GP.” Hanged

Thomas Reilly, 57 (West Sussex). Took his life

Timothy Scott, 51 (South Wales). Collision on road

* Tom Batley, schoolboy, 16 (West Yorkshire). Struck by train

Tom Carrick, 36 (East Yorkshire). “Psychotic.” Jumped from roof of building

Tony Collins, 41 (Bedfordshire). “Diagnosed with depression.” Fell from multi-storey car park.”

Will Mathews, student, 22 (Manchester).”Prescribed anti-anxiety medication and sleep medication.” Struck by train

William Paddy, schoolboy, 14 (Dorset). Hanged

William Withycombe, 31 (Derbyshire). Hanged

Total so far: 160

(* inquest pending, adjourned or in progress)


Related Inquest Reports:

Inquests 2020