Unity through mental health

Dené’s Story

Dené struggled with poor mental health from a young age, and as she grew, the daily battles she courageously fought against become more and more challenging.

At times during her teenage years she received help from CAMHS. It never seemed enough or that the right questions were asked. She never felt like it really helped.

In August 2016 Dené was referred to AMHS and deemed medium to high risk of suicide and diagnosed with a personality disorder. She was discharged in November and told to self refer to another service. She was not seen before she was discharged and there was no follow up by AMHS.

On the 21st February 2017, aged 22, Dené ended the battle, the war that raged in her head on a daily basis, and she took her own life.

She was a mother, daughter, sister and a friend.

Her passion was helping others and she was just beginning her journey towards becoming a qualified psychotherapist.

We consider Nai’s House to be Dené’s final gift to all those she loved, helped, and would have gone on to help, if she had received the professional support she asked for, but never got.