Scholar ‘kills himself after changing into overwhelmed with lockdown’

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Student ‘kills himself after becoming overwhelmed with lockdown’


Ben Brown, 22, from Gloucester, took his personal life after he wrote a letter to his mom explaining that he struggled mentally when he wasn’t on the go (Image: BPM Media)

A grieving mom is sending a heartfelt plea to these battling troubling ideas to talk out after the tragic lack of her son this week.

Ben Brown, 22, from Gloucester, took his personal life within the early hours of Monday morning after he wrote a letter to his mom explaining that he struggled mentally when he wasn’t on the go.

Helen Hartery-Brown, 54, stated how Ben had been dwelling with housemates on the College of Loughborough in Leicestershire throughout lockdown and speaking along with his household.

She stated: ‘He was on lockdown in Loughborough with two of his home mates from college.

‘We video referred to as him at 6pm the night time earlier than he took his life. Ben was very near his mum.

‘My final phrases to him have been, ‘I like you tens of millions.’ His final phrases to me have been, ‘I like you too mum’.’

The night time earlier than he died he didn’t specific how he was feeling about lockdown when he spoke to his loving dad and mom. It was solely within the letter that he expressed his ideas.

Helen Hartery-Brown, 54, needs individuals to know assist is offered to anybody feeling overwhelmed (Image: BPM Media)

‘The lockdown had an enormous impression on him,’ Helen stated.

‘Ben had not spoken to anybody about how he was feeling. He discovered all of it too overwhelming.

‘He stated within the letter to me he had ideas when he was at relaxation and that’s the reason he was one million miles an hour. He was busy on a regular basis as a result of he didn’t wish to be alone along with his ideas.’

Helen doesn’t need others to endure like her boy did. She needs different individuals, of any age, to inform their family members or pals how they’re feeling and know they don’t seem to be alone.

‘I would like individuals to listen to my message once I say that there’s nothing so insurmountable that you simply can’t get assist.

‘Please attain out and get the assistance and help that you simply want. I actually don’t need one other household to undergo this.’

Within the weeks earlier than he handed he donated to the charity Papyrus which hopes to forestall individuals taking their very own lives.

Ben left behind a legacy of great recollections, however there was nonetheless a lot he needed to stay up for, Helen stated.

She stated: ‘Ben was going to start officer coaching with the military in September after ending on the College of Loughborough the place he was learning architectural engineering.

‘He was all the time so busy and packed lots into his brief life. Ben was an clever and loving man who left a long-lasting impression with many individuals.’

Born in Gloucester, Ben and his household moved away for a spell earlier than returning again to town when he was in 12 months 6 at main college.

He was a pupil at Barnwood Church of England Main College earlier than beginning secondary college at The Crypt College in Podsmead.

Ben then went to Welbeck School in Leicestershire the place he accomplished A-levels throughout the sciences earlier than beginning college in 2016.

Extra: UK

Helen stated: ‘My son lived life to the total. He took himself off travelling to Thailand and Vietnam and even went to Madagascar the place he volunteered with constructing initiatives there.

He was all the time travelling across the nation to music gigs too. I’m so happy with him and all that he achieved. He had the entire summer time deliberate earlier than the lockdown.’

The household have had tons of of messages of help from pals of Ben who he had met over time.

His mom stated: ‘He all the time helped different individuals. He all the time made time. Some messages I’ve been despatched from individuals he had solely recognized for an evening from his travels, however he had made an actual lasting good impression on them.

‘Ben cherished to be outside and collaborating within the military workouts and weekends away.

‘This summer time he was going to be working serving to arrange gigs and festivals with an organization as he cherished music.

‘He was all the time off to festivals himself and went to Studying and even Benicassim in Spain. Ben, my son lived life to the total.’

Ben leaves behind his mom, father Chris Brown, 51, older brother Alex, step-mother Neelam Brown and his step father Mark Hartery, 52,  in addition to 5 different step and half siblings within the wider household.

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