An AMBULANCE worker from Hook hanged herself after suffering from panic attacks, depression and bipolar disorder, an inquest has heard.

Catherine Thomson, 27, was found by her partner, Daniel Langridge, in the hallway of their first floor flat in Hook on Sunday, November 22, 2019.

At Winchester’s Coroner’s Court via a telephone link, the post-mortem report conducted on November 28, 2019 by pathologist Dr Alkhazaraji found that Catherine had self-harmed.

Partner, Daniel Langridge, read in a statement: “I went into the flat at 7.10pm, walked inside and found Catherine in the hallway.

“I called 999 and moved her to the living room and started CPR. I kept going for five minutes until paramedics arrived.

“I had no idea that she was going to do this. We were planning on getting married in 2022 and I was unaware that anything was wrong.”

Dr Nuala Lynch said: “Catherine was seen by me on March 13, 2013 after feeling low for several months. She worked in the ambulance service and denied thoughts of self-harm and saw that she was getting help from work.”

Area Coroner, Jason Pegg said: “Catherine was a commendable young lady who enjoyed a relationship with her partner Daniel. She had much to live for, supportive parents and a good job.

“In March 2019, Catherine presented to the GP with low moods for several months and embarked on a course of medication and therapy to address her mental health issues she was suffering from.

“The cardiac arrest of a baby who died triggered her mental health issues. Despite medical intervention, Daniel and work identified the issues she faced.

“Catherine intended to take her own life by hanging herself. It is tragic that she had demons living in her.”

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