Man’s suicide attempt at Perth CBD hospital linked to mental illness
A man who committed suicide after trying to enter a psychiatric treatment facility in Perth has been linked to depression.
Key points:The 23-year-old man had sought treatment at a residential care facility, and a suicide note was found at his home in Perth’s westThe note read: “I just feel I have nothing to live for and I’m leaving the world”The man was found dead in a car park outside the Mount Dennis Hospital in the city’s south-west in early April.
Police said the man’s suicide note linked his behaviour to depression and anxiety, and indicated he had attempted suicide before.
The man, who had not been identified, was in a critical condition when he was discovered.
“The note was sent to the person responsible for the facility, stating that he had a mental health problem and he was going to kill himself,” a police statement said.
“Officers from the Regional Mental Health Team were called to the scene, and were able to provide information that the deceased was in receipt of psychiatric services.”
Police have confirmed a 23-years-old male died from suicide at a facility in the Perth CBD, but they do not believe this was related to the suicide attempt.
The suicide note, which was found in the mans home, also included details of his mental health problems, including suicidal thoughts.
“I’m not happy, I feel like nothing’s going to ever be the same, and I feel as though I’m not really in control of things,” he wrote.
“My life is a mess and I just feel like everything’s going wrong.
I’m starting to feel like the worst case scenario could happen.”
Mr Brough said he had received many calls about mental health issues in the community, and the fact the man was in such a state was extremely concerning.
“It’s quite tragic,” he said.
“I think people are really worried about mental illness, particularly when it’s happening to young people, especially kids.”
They can be struggling with their own mental health.
It’s really quite tragic that a young person’s life could be so tragic, particularly with the suicide rate in the state.
“Police said they had spoken to a number of people in the area, but were unable to identify the man who attempted to commit suicide.
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