Leanne Baker took her own life because she was worried about being the centre of attention at her wedding, as court heard
A bride-to be hanged herself just weeks before her wedding because she was so worried about becoming the centre of attention, an inquest heard.
Leanne Baker, 35, was discovered by her fiancé after hanging herself at their home in Huddersfield, West Yorks on June 2, last year.
Miss Baker, who worked as a retail manager, had suffered from depression five years earlier but had recovered with treatment and medication.
However her anxiety and stress had returned in April 2013 which culminated in her taking an overdose the following month.
The inquest heard she was anxious about her imminent marriage ceremony abroad as she did not like being the centre of attention.
She had told her parents and fiance about her fears that her depression had returned and she worried she wouldn’t be well enough to go ahead with her wedding abroad.
She told the mental health team that she had no doubt about spending her life with her partner David Jackson.
The court heard on May 4, 2013, Leanne took an overdose of Paracetamol and attempted to take her own life and was admitted to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary for two weeks.
She was seen by mental health services as an outpatient at Folly Hall on May 16.
Leanne told practitioner Victoria Wilford at that appointment she did not regret her overdose actions and had ‘thoughts of not wanting to be here’.
After the appointment her parents agreed to be with her when her fiance was at work so she was rarely alone.
She was referred for home-based intensive treatment by a Community Psychiatric team as an alternative to hospital.
She was in contact with the team daily and was said to be showing signs of getting better.
Her anxiety over her wedding was affecting her mood and she had suicidal thoughts but repeatedly said she was not going to act on it.
But the court heard on June 2 her fiance left her at home to visit his mother and found her hanged when he returned.