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Victim was desperate to end depression.

A linthwaite woman killed herself because she was desperate to end her depression.

Jean Booth, 57, of Manchester Road, died on October 10 last year.

Her partner, Neil Robinson, came home from work at 4.15pm to find her hanging from the banister on the stairs with a dog lead around her neck.

An inquest in Huddersfield on Wednesday heard Mrs Booth had suffered from anxiety and depression for many years.

She was under the care of doctors and a community psychiatric nurse, who visited once a week.

She was also on medication and had tried to cut down on alcohol, which worsened her moods.

Coroner Roger Whittaker recorded suicide while the balance of her mind was disturbed.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Mar 30, 2006
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