A DAD of three who struggled with the loss of a child took his own life at home, an inquest found.

Tyler Wearing was found dead at his home in Barrow's Derry Street having made previous attempts to end his life, the hearing was told.

An inquest held at Cockermouth Coroner's Court heard the 23-year-old had struggled with a 'significant' drug problem, the loss of a stillborn child in 2018 and the effects of a leg injury before his death.

The hearing was told Mr Wearing had had contact with mental health services, having been detained by police after a previous suicide attempt.

Doctors said he appeared to be developing an unstable personality disorder before his death.

The inquest heard how Mr Wearing was found dead at home on August 4 last year alongside a message apologising to loved ones.

His death came two weeks after a mental health assessment deemed him fit to return home following a suicide attempt.

Wearing attempted to take his own life at Michaelson Road Bridge on July 16, statements from police said.

He was detained by police under the Mental Health Act and taken to the nearest available mental health unit in Carlisle for an assessment.

There he was assessed but not deemed ill enough to be detained. He opted against a voluntary admittance, telling staff he wanted to go home.

The hearing was told he was offered follow-up treatment but could not remember whether this was the case when he saw his GP a few days later.

A report into his death conducted by the Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust vowed to learn lessons by involving 'families and carers' in treatment programmes.

He had previously attended A&E at Furness General Hospital on May 16 after a friend found him 'slumped' in a van after he took a suspected overdose of Diazepam.

On July 8 he attended A&E again, complaining of chest pains following days of cocaine use.

The inquest heard how friends and family had become increasingly worried about Mr Wearing's drug use and mental health struggles prior to his death.

A friend had visited his home in the early hours of the day of his death.

A toxicology report found Mr Wearing had several legal and illegal drugs in his system at the time of his death including cocaine, cannabis and Diazepam, a drug he was said to have bought off the internet.

His cause of death was recorded as hanging.

Coroner Dr Nicholas Shaw concluded Mr Wearing's death was suicide.

Wearing had three children with his ex-partner and was previously employed as a construction worker.

His mother said he had planned to start his own building business.

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