Young beautician who killed herself was sent home against the recommendation of a psychiatrist
Monika Maria Nos ended up committing suicide after she was sent home against the advice of a mental health expert.
The 29-year-old beautician, who was sectioned at Stepping Hill Hospital in January 2018, hanged herself in Langworthy Park in Salford, on October 6, as reported by Manchester Evening News.
"When [Ms. Nos] was admitted she was extremely unwell, perhaps one of the most unwell patients at the time.”
The Polish nation, who worked at The Leading Edge Hair and Beauty salons in Hyde and Stockport, suffered from depression and psychosis.
She was placed on a female intensive care unit at Bradford Cygnet Hospital. But she later transferred back to Stepping Hill, a move that Dr. Darryl Britto, a psychiatrist who assessed her, did not approve of.
“On February 9, I had recommended continued stay at hospital under section,” Dr Britto was quoted as telling the inquest. “I think it should be noted that first time acute psychosis patients should be properly investigated before discharge.”
Dr Elizabeth Walker, a consultant psychiatrist at Stepping Hill, echoed Dr. Britto’s opinion.
"When [Ms. Nos] was admitted she was extremely unwell, perhaps one of the most unwell patients at the time,” she said.
Dr Walker also said that she would have been very concerned about the transfer because Nos “was extremely unwell.”
The beautician was discharged on February 15 but was admitted again, this time at Tamside Hospital, a month later because of her suicidal thoughts.
In mid-April, she was discharged from the hospital and she went to Poland, where she reunited with her mother. She returned to Salford in September and committed suicide one month later.
Police coroners' officer Nicola Boyle revealed before the court that Nos had religiously searched online articles about suicide from September10.
“Monika intended on ending her life that night,” she said, adding that Nos “was a beautiful, stunning, funny lady.”
A long-time friend named Daria Kietia also remembered Nos as “positive, open and happy”.
“Because I was so close with her I did not realize that something had happened to change that,” she said.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.