Woman Commits Suicide While Listening To Ed Sheeran’s “Small Bump”
Jade Rees, 21,a mother of a two year-old boy hung herself while listening to Ed Sheeran’s single “Small Bump”.
Jade was haunted by an abortion she had earlier committed and listening to Sheeran sing about baby death caused her decision to haunt her as she took a rope to her neck.
The young mum had earlier terminated her pregnancy after ending a five-month relationship with the foetus’s father when she discovered he was seeing another woman.
Three weeks into her decision to have an abortion, she was playing Ed Sheeran’s “Small Bump” on her mobile phone when the guilt overwhelmed her.
With time it caused her to be get upset and distressed with guilt.
On November 3 last year, Jade had told her parents she would be attending a bonfire in the evening.
She returned home ‘very upset’ at around midnight and was talking about her ex. Her parents listened though they paid no attention to her mental state at that time.
At 10:30 am the following day ie 4th, her mother Anne discovered her daughter’s hung body.
Jade who had a history of eating disorders and had been battling depression since the age of 14 was hailed as a good mother to her child by her neighbors.
The young mum was later diagnosed with anorexia and prescribed antidepressants. Jade stopped taking the drugs in 2013 when she became pregnant with her son.
Like her second pregnancy – during her first pregnancy – the 21 year-old broke up with her son’s father when she was four months pregnant and had coped “exceptionally well as a doting single mother”.
“Small Bump” was a song Ed Sheeran had written in response to a friend’s miscarriage at five months.
The native of Oldham, Greater Manchester had left a hand written note for her parents and two year-old son. In it she explained the struggles she had had to face alone since carrying out the abortion. A piece of the note said of her child: ”He means everything to me”.
In early 2015, Jade met her boyfriend but they broke up when she took in with his child.
She was devastated and terminated the foetus afterwards in October last year though it’s unknown how far her pregnancy had gone before the procedure.
After the abortion, she went to a pub she used to visit with her ex-boyfriend only to discover he had asked the landlord to bar her; on this note, her mental case worsened.
Jade deteriorated to taking an overdose of tablets although she had not told anybody or pursued any medical treatment; 48 hours later she took another overdose and was taken by her father to the Royal Oldham Hospital’s A&E department, TheSun reports.
She was discharged after spending two days in the hospital.
A trainee psychiatric specialist, Dr Easodhavidhya Elango, told the inquest how she had come to know Jade, following her visit to the Royal Oldham Hospital.
She said: ”She told me about the abortion she had just three weeks earlier, and how the split from her ex-partner had been very distressing for her. She told me she believed he had a new girlfriend and was struggling to come to terms with it.
She denied having any past medical history or any form of psychotic illness. When I asked her about this, she said ‘For God’s sake, I have a son to look after’.
“She told me she regretted taking the overdose, and promised to keep herself safe”.
Recording a verdict of suicide, assistant coroner Matthew Cox said: “Due to the circumstances and the contents of her note, I am satisfied that Jade did intend the consequence of her actions”.