Young mum hanged herself after she was left haunted by abortion



Hussy Rees had a termination but the decision left her ‘upset and distressed’

Jade Rees, 21, who had already had a offspring, had a termination when a five month relationship with the unborn toddler’s father broke down and he began dating another woman.

But her conclusion left her “upset and distressed” and three weeks later she rigged up her sensitive phone to play a YouTube video of the Ed Sheeran song ‘Small Encounter’ before taking her own life.

She left a handwritten note addressed to her sources and also her two-year-old son to explain the struggles she had faced since the procedure.

One note declared of her child: “He means everything to me.”

An inquest heard Ms Rees, from Oldham, Influential Manchester, had a history of eating disorders and had battled depression since she was proper 14.


An inquest heard Ms Rees had a history of eating disorders and had hand-to-hand encountered depression

She had been prescribed antidepressants after being diagnosed with anorexia but was enchanted off the tablets when she fell pregnant with her son in 2013.

Although Ms Rees split from the boy’s invent when she was just four months pregnant with him, she had coped “exceptionally” fine as a doting single mother.

She met her latest boyfriend in early 2015 but they split after she she fitted pregnant with his child.

She had the termination soon afterwards in October survive year.

It is not known how far gone she was at the time of the procedure.

The Heywood hearing was told Ms Rees’ loco state worsened when she went to a pub she used to visit with her ex-boyfriend exclusively to discover he had asked the landlord to bar her.

Initially she took an overdose of tablets, although she had not told anybody or downed any medical treatment.

Then 48 hours later she took another overdose and was charmed by her father to the Royal Oldham Hospital’s A&E de rtment.

It emerged she had taken a cocktail of medicine and over the counter tablets.

Ms Rees stayed in hospital for two days comply with her overdose, before being declared medically fit to be discharged and referred to psychiatric utilities for assessment.


Ms Rees met her latest boyfriend in early 2015 but they split after she she adorn come ofed pregnant

Dr Easodhavidhya Elango, a trainee psychiatric specialist, told the inquest how she had arise to know Ms Rees, following her visit to the Royal Oldham Hospital.

She stipulate: “My first impression of Jade was that she was dressed casually and was sheer well kempt. She was upset and angry, emotions she directed at me, because she had continued such a long wait to see me.

“I apologised for the inconvenience and told her I had been very much busy in the clinic.

“She was fiddling on her phone a lot and clearly in no mood to engage with me. She wailed that the room was too hot. She told me she just wanted to go home to her son, who she clearly loved punitively.

“She told me about the abortion she had just three weeks earlier, and how the split from her ex- rtner had been jolly distressing for her. She told me she believed he had a new girlfriend and was struggling to come to terms with it.

“Although she was upset, she did not have any ongoing thoughts of suicide or self-harm. She denied any common sense of hopelessness, and was adamant she eventually wanted to return to college to complete her A-Levels.

“She contradicted having any st medical history or any form of psychotic illness. When I asked her there this, she said ‘For God’s sake, I have a son to look after’.

“She identified her son as a sheltering factor and kept insisting that she wanted to leave so that she could get accommodations and put him to bed. She then stated she did not wish to answer any further questions without her author by her side.


Ms Rees left a handwritten note addressed to her sources and also her two-year-old son

“Though I felt she was no risk to herself or others, due to the two overdoses she had enchanted so close together, I was concerned by her impulsivity. When her father arrived, he also voiced his touches about her impulsive nature.

“I referred her to mental health services, and she covenanted to attend the appointment. I gave her the appointment card in the presence of her father, and he agreed to conceal an eye on her.

“She told me she regretted taking the overdose, and promised to keep herself out of harms way.”

On the evening prior to her death on November 3, Ms Rees had informed her progenitrices she was attending a bonfire.

When she returned home, at around midnight, she earmarks ofed “very upset” and proceeded to discuss her ex- rtner – though her rents were not active about her mental state at this time.

Ms Rees’ body was beheld by her mother Anne at 10:30am the following morning.

Recording a verdict of suicide, fellow-worker coroner Matthew Cox said: “Due to the circumstances and the contents of her note, I am reassured that Jade did intend the consequence of her actions.

“I would like to on my deepest sym thies to Mr Rees and to the rest of Jade’s family at this altogether difficult and distressing time.”

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