A BEAUTICIAN killed herself after struggling to “find joy in anything” when she lost her passion for her job, an inquest heart.
Monika Nos, 29, was admitted to hospital extremely unwell in January last year, with friends saying she “wasn’t herself” even after she was released.
Dr Daryl Britto, a consultant psychiatrist said Miss Nos had been referred from Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport to a private hospital in Bradford, West Yorks under the Mental Health Act in January last year after suffering an “acute psychotic episode”.
She later appeared at tribunal hearing on February 9 where a judge, a doctor and a layperson listen to evidence before deciding on a “deferred discharge” which allowed her to be sent home the following week.
Dr Britto said: “When she arrived she was struggling with association of speech and thought, she was in a manic state and she was aggressively agitated. She was very unwell.
“I recommended that she continued to stay sectioned in the hospital but I wasn’t present at the tribunal, I left instructions for my assistant and it was noted in the tribunal. I think discharge is maybe the wrong word to use as it was a transfer. When a patient improves, we have to inform the NHS that they are duty bound to take the patient back.
“But, under no circumstances would I have applied for Monika’s discharge from the hospital. That may be something that should be noted that first time acute psychosis patients should be properly investigated and treated before they are discharged.”
FRIENDS LEFT DEVASTATED
Flatmate Daria Kietla said the young woman was normally “positive, open and happy” but said she still continued to struggle after treatment.
She said: “Her father died of a suicide when she was a little girl and I said to her ‘please don’t do anything like that because people love you’.”
Daria told the inquest that Miss Nos went back to Poland to stay with her mum, returning to the UK in September.
But she added: “In my opinion, she wasn’t herself still.
“When she came back, we tried to push her to find a job. She had a business before, but she lost a lot of clients. She said that she had lost her passion for nails.
“We wanted to put her in the hospital, but she said that hospital was the worst thing in her life and she didn’t want to go back there.”
The inquest heard that shortly before Miss Nos’ death in Salford, Greater Manchester on October 5 last year, she had been researching methods of suicide.
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Recording a conclusion of suicide, Coroner Rachel Galloway said: “Monika Nos was sectioned under the Mental Health Act. I accept the evidence that she improved somewhat, but contrary to the psychiatrist’s view, as an experienced clinician, she was given a deferred discharge.
“She went to Stepping Hill hospital where she was ultimately discharged from their care.
“I find from the evidence that there was no third party involvement and I find that the actions were taken by Monika.”
- IF you are having suicidal thoughts, suffering from anxiety or depression or just want to talk, call The Samaritans on 116 123.