Depressed woman killed herself

Vickie Bendon
Vickie Bendon

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A YOUNG woman sent a text message to a friend saying she hated herself and hated life before committing suicide, an inquest heard.

Vickie Bendon, 20, was described by family and friends as her ‘usual happy self’ in the days leading up to her death.

But on the evening of June 27 last year, the carer Kite Close, Wecock Farm, who had been suffering from depression, sent a message to friend saying: ‘I cannot go on without my baby. It was my life. It’s over. I hate myself, I hate life.’

She then tried to hang herself but failed. She was later found by her brother Anthony Bendon lying on her bed with multiple cuts to her wrists.

An inquest into Miss Bendon’s death at Portsmouth Guildhall today, was told the true meaning of her last text message was unclear as she had recently given away her dog because she was working too many hours to look after it. But she had also had an abortion in 2007 and a friend’s pregnancy scan picture was found near her body.

David Horsley, the coroner for Portsmouth and South East Hampshire, recorded a narrative verdict. He said: ‘She took her own life while suffering from depression.’