No third party involvement in Ipswich teen's suicide

A CORONER has found there was no third party involvement in the death of a 19-year-old man at Ipswich last year.

On Monday at Brisbane, Deputy State Coroner John Lock handed down his findings into the death of Jake Daniel Waterhouse and said he died by suicide.

He said Mr Waterhouse had a mental health history of bipolar and anxiety and that he had placed distance between himself and his biological family.

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"He was involved in a number of complicated personal relationships in the lead-up to his death," Mr Lock said.

"He was particularly vulnerable to making compulsive decisions and there were a number of well-known risk factors for completed suicide evident in his current circumstances."

He found there was no third party involvement in Mr Waterhouse taking his own life, but there were indirect effects of his mental health and "complicated" relationships which would have contributed to his decision.

Suicide is the leading cause of death in young Australians aged 15-24.

If you or someone you know needs help, phone Lifeline on 131 114; the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.


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