Jul 5, 2017

Depressed student nurse, 22, sent final tragic text to her ex-boyfriend before killing herself


A promising young nursing student took her own life shortly after breaking up with her boyfriend, an inquest heard.

Lucy de Oliveira, 22, who attended Liverpool John Moores University, was described as a bright and caring young woman.

She strangled herself at her student home in Kensington, east Liverpool, on February 27.

Lucy had a history of anxiety and depression, the Liverpool Echo reported.
According to a coroner's investigating officer she sent a tragic message to her ex before she died.

It read: 'I just want it to end, I want it to end.'

The forensic pathology registrar said that Lucy died of asphyxiation but had also overdosed on painkillers before her death.

Area Coroner Anita Bhardwaj concluded that there was no doubt that Lucy took her own life.

She said: 'Lucy was a bright, intelligent 22-year-old with a medical history of depression and anxiety. It is so tragic - she had a bright future ahead of her.'

Lucy's mum, Liz de Oliveira, 59, paid tribute to her daughter.

She told the inquest: 'She always put everybody else before herself.

'It's a tragedy not just for us, but for society as she had so much to give. Everybody thinks their child is special, but she really was.'

Pam Hussey, 89, Lucy's grandmother, said: 'She was the light of our lives - there were 400 people at the funeral.

'She said to me 'you must never die', and then did this. It's such a waste.'