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MUM who suffered from depression and mental health.

A MUM who suffered from depression and mental health issues did not intend to take her own life, an inquest ruled.

Amy Rebecca Paterson took a "toxic cocktail" of prescription medication which caused her death on February 11 this year.

But acting Teesside coroner, Clare Bailey, concluded that the 29-yearold did not intend the "tragic consequences".

Teesside Coroner's Court heard on Monday that mum-of-one Miss Paterson had suffered with longterm depression and mental health issues.

She had tried to take her own life "several times" but had started to open up to her partner Andrew Gill.

The court heard that a few weeks before her death, Miss Paterson told Mr Gill that she had been having suicidal thoughts.

As a result he ensured her tablets and anything she could use to harm herself were hidden.

Mr Gill, who would administer the medication to his partner, told the court that he thought she had improved. He added that he did not see her take any other drugs or know where she would have got them.

The court also heard that Miss Paterson, of Newcomen Terrace, Loftus, was "looking forward to the future".

The medical cause of death was given as respiratory depression as a result of the toxic effects of a drug cocktail.

Clare Bailey concluded Miss Paterson died as a result of "misadventure".
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jun 4, 2014
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