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PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - He had family troubles and his first wife had also taken her own life. He had moved to Cornwall to retire
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A proud and intellectual man who could not accept that he would one day be dependent on others after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease jumped to his death from a multi-story car park. Yves Matthys died instantly from multiple injuries to the head, spine, chest and leg at the site off St Clement’s Street in Truro. An inquest into the 66-year-old’s death heard that the Belgian national, who had retired to Cornwall in 2018 with his wife Katya, died instantly at the scene after the sound of him landing alerting two members of the public that something untoward had taken place in the area at the back of Pydar Street. On the day of his death on November 6 last year, the Matthyses had travelled from their home in Falmouth to Truro for a spot of shopping as they had done before on numerous occasions. The inquest also heard that the father-of-three had been diagnosed with depression in 2018 but it was the news that his intellectual faculties would degrade over time after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in August 2020 which led him to contemplate taking his own life - something he had already alluded to in the past while seeking psychological support and help. Read more: Truro: 'Somewhere safe to stay hub' almost ready for first homeless people The inquest hearing in Truro was told that Mr Matthys had been deeply affected by the death of his first wife who committed suicide, and by that of his own mother when he was young, while a family dispute had also left him feeling disenfranchised from his own children. In statement read out at the inquest Mrs Matthys said his decision to take his own life must have been done on impulse as he had been doing better psychologically of late. She said: “Yves was a proud and very intellectual man and the thought of becoming increasingly dependent on others was a great concern to him.” However, on that tragic day, it was while Mrs Matthys was shopping for clothes in New Look that her husband slipped her attention and ascended to the top of the nearby car park at the back of the shop. Where to get help and support There are a number of 24-hour helplines if you need to speak to someone for support, advice or help. We've listed some of them below; SHOUT (85258) is a 24/7 UK crisis text service available for times when people feel they need immediate support. By texting ‘SHOUT’ to ‘85258’ a Texter will be put in touch with a trained Crisis Volunteer (CV) who will chat to them using trained techniques via text. To get help or find out more about how Shout works, visit the Get Help page. Victim Support is an independent charity dedicated to supporting victims of crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales. If you want to speak to someone now, call the free 24/7 Supportline – 08 08 16 89 111 or start a live chat. Samaritans (116 123) operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you’re feeling, or if you’re worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at jo@samaritans.
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Recording a suicide conclusion, assistant coroner for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Gary Davies, said: “Yves demonstrated suicidal ideations and contemplated jumping off a cliff in the past. On November 6 last year he ended his own life by jumping from the building because his mental health condition, that is depression, and a family dispute which had alienated him from his children and being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and the knowledge that he would become dependent on others in later life, had certainly played on his mind. “Yves acted on impulse, on the spur of the moment which led him to take his own life. There was no suicide note but he had intended to do so, which will be the conclusion I record.” READ NEXT: Five Cornish towns make list of 'ghost towns' taken over by second homes Three Newquay beaches named among the best in the UK Fern Britton opens up about her single life in Cornwall Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan's life in Cornwall Appeal for witnesses after man seriously injured in crash near Truro
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