A HEARTBROKEN mother has shut down a brutal website that encouraged her son to take his own life after he died in a double suicide pact.
Brett Stevens, 28, met a woman online and traveled from Tunstall, Staffs, to Scotland to see her in person.
The pair then rented an Airbnb before using the lethal substance as part of a suicide deal – with Brett’s mother Angela discovering he had spent a lot of time on suicide forums.
Angela learns that Brett has visited suicide forums and learned the details of how to take your own life.
But despite raising concerns about the site and her son’s death, the inquest into Brett’s death did not consider the sites as part of their evidence.
According to National Crime Agency Stoke-on-Trent Live, both police and government forces have been notified of the websites.
Angela now wants to warn others about the dangers of websites and wants to do more to punish those responsible for setting up and promoting them.
She believes her son was on holiday in Norway when she last saw him in November 2019 and that he will return on December 5.
But after failing to show up at the family home, his mother reported him as a missing person – with police then contacting officials in Norway.
Officers later confirmed he was indeed at a holiday home in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, after pinging his phone.
Brett, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 15, met a 24-year-old woman who is believed to have flown in from the Netherlands.
Mrs. Stevens said Stoke-on-Trent . Live: “Brett told me he was going on vacation. Personally, we were having a bad time and he was having a nervous breakdown. He was worrying about everything.
“He came up to me and said he felt like he needed to go away for a bit and take a vacation. I think it would be a good idea for him to rest.
“My son left letters and notes on the phone saying the reason he took his life was because the bank was about to take over the house.
“As soon as they know you’re vulnerable and you’re more open to offers because of the state of your mental health, they’ll pounce on you.
“They are the most sociopaths out there. They get some kind of brutal kick from the suffering of others and then laugh about it as they move on and take their own lives.
“They encourage their members to hide the site and remove any evidence of the site from their devices.
“They teach them how you should behave in front of friends, family and medical professionals so they don’t suspect you’re taking your own life.
“The site is hunting vulnerable people. These people are always told by the other members that they’re not there to take their lives, they’re under pressure. If he comes to me, I will report the site. “
After Brett’s death, his mother discovered that he had been a member of the site since 2018 and had received messages saying “your life won’t get any better”.
Angela informed the evidence investigation office by phone, but they did not mention any cases related to the site during the interrogation hearing.
She added: “I’m disappointed they didn’t mention it. I’ve been sitting here and looking back over the past few years, and I’ve seen quite a few investigations in Stoke-on-Trent addressing chemical toxicity.
“I know it could be the substance that killed Brett, which shows me people who may have been on the site or know people on it.
“Investigators failed. Our government knew about the forum for several years, and did nothing.”
As soon as they know you’re vulnerable and you’re more open to offers because of your mental health condition, they’ll pounce on you.
There is no criminal investigation into Brett’s death, although his mother has contacted the NCA about his case.
In England and Wales, anyone who assists or encourages another person to take their own life can be prosecuted.
An NCA spokesman said: “We extend our sincerest condolences to Angela for the loss of her son. The police’s priority to investigate the circumstances of his death. I’m willing to assist them if I can.”
Assistant coroner Sarah Murphy told the inquest into Brett’s death last February: “There is evidence of Brett’s low mood and increasing anxiety levels.
“His anxiety was heightened by fears of becoming homeless. A letter and social media posts indicated his intention to take his own life.
“It was very clear to me that Brett was very much loved by her family. the event happened.”
The Department of Health and Social Care added: “We condemn the existence of places like these and the harm they do to people’s lives.
“Online content that promotes suicide is illegal. Our new law will force internet platforms including small websites and search engines that list them to remove such content.
If you are affected by any of the issues outlined in this article, please call the Samaritans toll free on 116123.
You’re not alone
Every 90 minutes in the UK, a life is lost to suicide.
It’s non-discriminatory, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers. football.
It is the leading killer of people under the age of 35, killing more people than cancer and car accidents.
And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.
It is rarely talked about, however, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice now.
That’s why The Sun launched the You’re Not Alone campaign.
The goal is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness, and breaking down barriers people face when it comes to their mental health, we can all do our best to help. save.
Let’s all pray for help when we need it, and listen to others… You’re Not Alone.
If you, or anyone you know, need help dealing with mental health issues, the following organizations will provide support:
- PATIENCE, www.thecalmzone.net0800 585 858
- Together at the top, www.headstogether.org.uk
- Mind, www.mind.org.uk0300 123 3393
- papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org0800 068 41 41
- Samaritans, www.samaritans.org116 123
- Movember, www.uk.movember.com
- Worry UK www.anxietyuk.org.uk03444 775 774 Mon-Fri 9:30am-10pm, Saturday/Sunday 10am-8pm
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