Jay Kerrigan’s mom Anna spoke of her heartbreak at his psychological well being issues throughout at this time’s inquest.
She mentioned: ‘Jay was a delicate little one who was humorous and enjoyable to be round.
‘He was excitable, musical and artistic. He was a contented child who loved peace and calm. Highschool was not simple for Jay. He had solely simply began in his first yr when his wrist was damaged by some older youngsters.
‘He was bullied at college due to his uncle’s movie star standing. It was round 2007, earlier than Micheal (his stepdad) got here into his life that the anorexia began.
‘When he was 13 issues obtained so unhealthy that his bones would ache and he refused to drink. He was attended by a psychiatric who prescribed Prozac to him.
‘I used to be suggested that as he was 13 he was very younger to be on that medicine. He has a foul response to them.’
Within the assertion, Ms Kerrigan defined how Jay, who was an apprentice at Floor Work, felt let down by the providers in the direction of the top.
She added: ‘It did really feel like no person wished to assist him because of the problems. He appeared to fall between the crack of psychological well being and drug providers.
‘By the point Jay died, I really feel he in all probability felt very deserted by his associates and the system. I like my son, it breaks my coronary heart that nobody would assist him.
‘Companies should be tailored to deal with those that endure from psychological well being and drug or alcohol misuse.’