Tragedy of Breightmet mum who hanged herself after death of grandmother

Bolton Coroners Court

Bolton Coroners Court

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , news feature writer

A MOTHER hanged herself three months after developing severe anxiety and a fear of never getting better following the death of her grandmother last year, an inquest heard.

Bolton Coroners Court heard that Charlotte Caton had trouble sleeping after her grandmother Sheila died from cancer in October, 2013.

In November she had a panic attack while she was a passenger in her brother’s car, saying at the time she had a “scared feeling” in her chest which did not go away.

Miss Caton saw a number of GPs at Breightmet Health Centre, including Dr Gillian Rink, who said she had been prescribed different types of sleeping tablets, beta blockers and anti-anxiety medication by various doctors at the practice as she looked for a “quick fix”.

Miss Caton’s cognitive behavioural therapist Helen Mann said that on her last appointment on January 27, she said did not want her life to end but she also did not want to continue as she was, and was “scared she would not get better”.

On January 31 this year Miss Caton’s partner Graham Garne and her son Declan became concerned when she had not returned home.

After checking her grandmother’s house in Brantwood Drive, Breightmet, they found the 38-year-old dead.

Senior coroner Jennifer Leeming said: “I am satisfied that Charlotte took her own life while the balance of her mind was disturbed.

“It doesn’t appear that this is something that Charlotte would have done in the course of her ordinary life prior to becoming ill.”

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2:17pm Wed 14 May 14

B.met77 says...

Rest In Peace until we meet again Charlotte X
Rest In Peace until we meet again Charlotte X B.met77
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3:33pm Wed 14 May 14

hoping4peace says...

rest in peace charlotte,,x
i hope the family can get some closure over tragic events
rest in peace charlotte,,x i hope the family can get some closure over tragic events hoping4peace
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8:15pm Thu 15 May 14

User007 says...

So sorry for the family's loss.

There's a support group called Survivors of Bereavement By Suicide who meet every third thursday at Friends Meeting House, Silverwell Street, Bolton 7-9pm and it's free of charge. They offer support to those bereaved by suicide without judgement.
So sorry for the family's loss. There's a support group called Survivors of Bereavement By Suicide who meet every third thursday at Friends Meeting House, Silverwell Street, Bolton 7-9pm and it's free of charge. They offer support to those bereaved by suicide without judgement. User007
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