A broken-hearted teenager took his own life after struggling to come to terms with the end of his relationship.
An inquest heard that Kai Hannis, 18, died on November 23rd last year after sending a text to his former girlfriend Rosie, saying he felt he was ‘close to doing something silly’ reports The Mirror.
Kai, who lived in a homeless shelter for young people in Stroud, Gloucestershire, left a note for his room-mate Chloe Brean saying he was ‘sorry [he] had to do this’.
Senior Coroner Katy Skerrett said:
Toxicology examinations found no traces of alcohol or drugs.
Text messages on Kai’s phone between November 12th and November 23rd have all been reviewed by the police.
He texted Rosie and Rosie’s mother in attempts to get back with his former girlfriend but she said no.
Kai’s body was discovered after a friend of his, Curtis Florek, alerted a support worker and they entered his flat.
Kai’s GP, reported that the teenager had not expressed suicidal ideas or thoughts of self-harm.
Ms Skerrett said:
This was a very fleeting and impulsive intention to take his own life.
Kai contacted his ex-girlfriend and his room-mate and he was clearly suffering from the break-up of his relationship.
Family and friends paid tribute to Kai, setting off fireworks and lanterns above Selsley Common in Gloucestershire.
His former headteacher Pam Wilson also paid tribute saying:
He was extremely popular with both his peers and younger students. He always had a smile on his face and was at all times positive and cheerful.
In his mixed age tutor group Kai was very caring and supportive of younger students.
Our thoughts are with Kai’s friends and family.
Anyone suffering from depression or other mental health issues is encouraged to talk about their problems.
Men under 45 accounted for 76 per cent of all suicides in the UK in 2014.
Statistics from mental health charity Calm, show that while 74 per cent of women who had suffered from depression had spoken to someone about it, only 53 per cent of men had done the same.
The CALMzone offer amazing support to anyone when things get tough.
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