School administrative officer from Derbyshire took her own life

A school administrative officer from Derbyshire took her own life after suffering from mental health problems.

Friday, 29th June 2018, 4:54 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th July 2018, 6:16 pm
The inquest was heard at Chesterfield coroners' court.

A Chesterfield coroners' court inquest heard Joanne Earle, 49, was found hanged at her home on Park Avenue, Darley Dale, on May 5 last year.

Recording a conclusion of suicide, coroner Peter Nieto said: "She had been experiencing an episode of depression and anxiety, was having recurrent suicidal thoughts and had undertaken uncompleted acts of self-harm.

"She was being supported in the community by mental health crisis services.

"The court finds that in hanging herself she undertook a deliberate act with the intention of taking her own life."

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