Investigations have been told that Wil Young’s twin brother died of suicide after being discharged without telling anyone.
Rupert Young died tragically at the age of 41 after crashing on the Westminster Bridge in London last August.
It turned out that Rupert was restrained by paramedics while walking along the edge of the same leg a few days ago.
Pop idol winner Will said in a survey held at St Pancras Coroner’s Court in London: “In my experience with my twin, Rupert, he was given drugs to help with withdrawal.
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“But when he was discharged or abstained from Rupert’s pattern, he could no longer accept this.
“They are asked to break themselves off while drinking. Do you think alcoholics drink 40 beers a day? You are absolutely viable, wise, and ask an alcoholic to quit themselves with that drug. Maybe you think it’s caring? Are they dependent?”
According to a report by a mental health nurse at Lambeth Hospital and a doctor at Southwark Mental Health Service, Rupert [hospital] While not telling anyone and while the staff are in the process of preparing a care package for him. “
Mental Health Nurse Steve Badger said: “We felt that the treatment Mr. Young received was appropriate in terms of community, addiction and crisis contact services as well.
“He wasn’t discharged from the hospital at St Thomas’ and he didn’t even record his discharge. He left the hospital without telling anyone while the staff were in the process of preparing a treatment package for him.
“Speaking to the staff involved, we were amazed at how dedicated they were to Mr. Young’s care. He clearly had a profound impact on the people he met.
“It was clearly a difficult situation, given that most of the time or way he approached treatment was through crisis services.
“It was difficult to get him involved in community services in a structured way, but all the staff involved were very flexible and tried different options to get the care he needed.
“They also had a pretty good idea of the problems and difficulties he was going through before he died.”
After the investigation, Will told reporters outside the court: “It’s a tough time for me and my family.
“People at the NHS are doing amazing things in very difficult situations. Of course, it wasn’t harder than it is now.
“But my brother has been hospitalized countless times for suicide attempts for weeks, months before he died. Rupert, who was all found trying to jump off the Westminster Bridge on July 28, 2020, was able to leave the hospital two days later, but a psychiatrist. Neither was commissioned by a consultant.
“It is my belief that he should have been clear to all concerned, or for granted, that he was at high risk of suicide and should have been detained under mental health laws for his own safety. If so, he could still be alive.
“I know we are not the only family in this situation, and I pray that we will learn lessons from this situation and some of these deaths will be prevented in the future.”
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