Jeff Antwis

Name: Jeff David Antwis.
Died: January 30, 2017.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Suicide/Negligence; made to wait 7 weeks for mental health appointment despite crisis; hit by train.
Location: Shrewsbury, England, UK.

Details:
Jeff was depressed, suicidal, and desperate for help. Over four months, he made five suicide attempts.

His mother took him to their doctor, who referred him urgently to child and adolescent mental health services. But CAMHS didn’t think Jeff’s condition warranted a quick response. When he finally got an appointment, they told him he would have to wait two months before he could see anyone for help.

Jeff felt he could not wait any longer. He committed suicide by stepping out in front of a train.

References:
Family feel “failed” by mental health service after death of 14-year-old in Shrewsbury
Mother pays tribute to ‘loving’ Shrewsbury boy, 14, as inquest opens
Doctor stands by decisions ahead of Shrewsbury boy’s death

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