He Was Trying To Get His Girlfriends Attention And Accidentally Hanged Himself

A MAN died after tying a noose around his neck and pretending to hang himself in the belief his girlfriend would save him, an inquest heard. Stephen Morilly was...

A MAN died after tying a noose around his neck and pretending to hang himself in the belief his girlfriend would save him, an inquest heard.

Stephen Morilly was trying to “get attention” after boozing with Adele Fox, the hearing was told.

 Stephen Morilly hoped his girlfriend would be able to save him
Stephen Morilly hoped his girlfriend would be able to save himCredit: Cavendish Press

She had been pretending to be asleep but then dozed off. When she woke Stephen, 34, of Mobberley, Cheshire, was dead.

Adele said: “He was the nicest person on Earth and I loved him very much.

“I tried to get him down but couldn’t.

“It was a big shock. Stephen had seemed fine during the day.”

Mom Rachel said her son’s mood could be “very low” and he had previously self-harmed “as a cry for help”.

It doesn’t discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.

It’s the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes. And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.

Yet, it’s rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.

That is why The Sun today launches the You’re Not Alone campaign. To remind anyone facing a tough time, grappling with mental illness or feeling like there’s nowhere left to turn, that there is hope.

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day, over the course of this week, we will tell you the stories of brave survivors, relatives left behind, heroic Good Samaritans – and share tips from mental health experts.

The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.

 An open verdict was recorded into Stephen's death
An open verdict was recorded into Stephen’s deathCredit: Cavendish Press
 Stephen hung himself while his girlfriend was asleep
Stephen hung himself while his girlfriend was asleepCredit: Cavendish Press
 Stephen's mum said his death came as a big shock
Stephen’s mum said his death came as a big shockCredit: Cavendish Press
 Stephen was only 35 when he died
Stephen was only 35 when he diedCredit: Cavendish Press
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